Dubai is something else, it felt like I was in a dream the entire time I was there. Yes the weather was super hot and the sun was extra strong, but the amount of culture you get to experience is hard to describe.
Some of the most iconic things we did while we were there was a desert safari, go to the Burj Khalifa, and explore Dubai during our free time, the reason I say during our free time is because this was an educational trim where we spent a lot of time meeting with companies. But hands down, the most fun thing we did was the Desert safari. It started off with sand dune driving, where some professional drivers did some really fun “extreme” driving. Then we took photos in the middle of the desert. Lastly, we went to a “camp” where we got to ride camels, eat traditional food, hennah, watch some traditional dancing as well as listen to traditional music. That was some of the most fun I have ever had, and is something I would recommend to everyone. Also, people from the UAE are some of the nicest, most welcoming people I have ever met, no one was rude. The city was also super safe, I believe the tour guide told us there was a 0% crime rate, and that’s because they punish crime heavily. Obviously they have crime, but I believe people pay off the fines in order to avoid jail. 10/10 recommend.
-Juan Tunon, Faculty-led in United Arab Emirates, Spring 2019