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Feb
12

5 Days of Global Learning…Dubai!!

The day we first heard about the trip to Dubai, one of the top class business hubs, we were filled with thrill and excitement. Finally, the D-day arrived and we all reached the IGI airport with a big smile to be seen on every face. After a flight of 3 hours we landed into the land of oil and of course great business.

The first thing we did was visiting Dubal (Dubai Aluminium Company) our first industrial visit. Dubal is one of the biggest aluminium manufacturers of Dubai which is now called as EGA (Emirates Global Aluminium). We were shown an educational video about Dubai and aluminium production in the industry. After that we were taken for an industry tour conducted by Mr. B.J. Joseph who gave us a detailed overview about the functions of the factory. Later on after having lunch in South Indian restaurant we moved in to our hotel by 5pm in the evening. Since there was not much time left, we went out to explore the famous Meena Bazar which was very close to our hotel, just 5 min. of walking distance.

The second day again started off with an industrial visit to one of our favourite chocolate brand Nestle. We were shown an informative video as well as were allowed to take a look at the factory’s chocolate preparation processes. We were even given a goodie bag full of yummy nestle chocolates. Further on we had lunch and the food was actually very bad. That day we explored Deira city centre and took a water taxi ride to Gold Souk where we could find gold jewellery in best of designs, price and purity.

The third day was fully free and the whole day was spent enjoying Dubai city. We went to Ski Dubai, in the Mall of Emirates. Ski Dubai was a great experience as we could meet Penguins there, world’s largest Penguin, McFatty. We played and enjoyed a lot in the snow. Later on that day we went out for Desert Safari, which was actually a very adventurous ride. There was camping, camel riding, biking, belly dancing and lot more.

The next day we again had an industrial visit to RAK Ceramics, one of the top ceramic ware companies in the Middle East. The went by with a round in the Dubai Mall and visit to Kites beach which was again very exciting.

The last day of our trip was spent in shopping for different stuff like mobiles, tablets, perfumes, jewellery, bags, dresses and most importantly the chocolates as everything was available at much reasonable price than in India. The other places we visited were, the Underwater Aquarium, Dolphin Show, Jumeirah beach etc. Still a lot of it was missed.

In a nutshell, I would say that the trip to Dubai had been very exciting, funfilled and no doubt very informative. We could understand and make detailed study about the business environment as well as every source of entertainment in Dubai.