Dubai Airshow 2017: In Review

Wow! What an exciting week for Emirates at the 2017 edition of the Dubai Airshow. This five day exhibition brought together some of the biggest names in aviation to showcase the latest products, services and technologies that the industry had to offer.

Emirates had its largest ever showing. We unveiled our enhanced Boeing 777-300ER with fully enclosed First Class Suits (an industry first), placed an order for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, flew two of our wide-bodied aircraft in formation with the Al Fursan team, launched our new advertising campaign with Jeremy Clarkson, opened the Emirates Flight Training Academy and signed several agreements; for six new flight training devices, for the next generation inflight broadband connectivity and for developing new global e-commerce solutions. We also shared our cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for aircraft cabins.

Emirates hosted a total of 27,000 people on our static aircraft that included our 100th Emirates Airbus A380, our newest Boeing 777-300ER, our Airbus A319 Executive Jet and Cirrus SR22 training aircraft.

I was thrilled to have taken part in this exciting event as an Emirates Social Media Broadcaster alongside my colleagues: Jarad, Elizabethe and Doyle. This opportunity gave me the chance to take in these magical moments firsthand; witnessing the innovative thinking that has made us who we are today- industry leaders. I can’t wait to see what’s next for us!

Next stop: Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦

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December Roster (2017)

December is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! Three new destinations, two new countries AND I get to go home for Christmas! Take a look:

  • Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦🎄
  • Manila, Philippines * 🇵🇭
  • Brussels, Belgium * 🇧🇪
  • Copenhagen, Denmark * 🇩🇰
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 🇲🇾
  • Karachi, Pakistan (Turnaround) 🇵🇰
  • Medina, Saudi Arabia (Turnaround) 🇸🇦

* New destinations

I’m going to try to swap a few flights to try and get another new destination. I’ll update the blog if anything changes!

Next stop: Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦

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Layover Life: São Paulo, Brazil

It’s official! I have now been to six continents; North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Two years ago I never thought this would be possible, yet here I stand in country #46, Brazil!

I’ve been meaning to share this post with you for a while now, but unfortunately I couldn’t find the time to do so. Please bare with me as the next couple weeks are going to be busy too and I won’t be online as much as I usually am. That being said, here we go!

We arrived at GRU (São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport) in the evening and decided to go straight to the restaurant in our hotel for some food. As much as the crew wanted to try some traditional Brazilian eats outside of where we were staying, most of us didn’t have the energy to do so after a 15 hour flight. With the entire day ahead of us tomorrow, we turned in for the night shortly after.

The following day nine of us met up in the morning to tour the city. We started off at the São Paulo Cathedral and continued onwards from there to Ibirapuera Park. I love nature and being able to take in the greenery and fresh air there was one of the highlights of the entire layover for me!

Of course, a trip to Brazil isn’t complete without a quick stop at Havianas. (It’s a typical “crew thing” to do, because they are a Brazilian brand and are expensive to purchase in Dubai). I ended up grabbing a black pair and adding a Brazilian flag to them as a souvenir. You can always use a pair of flip-flops right?

Shortly after, my stomach began to growl so I decided to pop into a small restaurant next door for a quick bite to eat. The place was called Chez Astro. It was very laid back and resembled a library. They even had books for sale too.

Our last stop on our tour was Beco do Batman where we finally got the perfect photos for the ‘gram! This area is where three alleys meet. It became a haven for street art after a single Batman appeared there in the 80s. Since then, new designs have popped up and old ones have disappeared as new artists from all over the world pass through.

Before turning in for a quick nap prior to our evening departure, three of us decided to try Brazilian BBQ after the tour. We went to Churrascaria Boizao Grill and enjoyed a variety of local meats, salads and cheeses. Delicious!

Just when I thought I exhausted myself out enough for a nap, I couldn’t sleep before the flight! Thankfully, the flight time was closer to 14 hours this time around and I managed to sleep on my break.

Overall Brazil was a lot of fun and I hope to be back soon. Scheduling Gods, if you happen to read this, please send a Rio flight my way next!

Next Stop: Business Promotions Event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates! 🇦🇪

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November Roster (2017)

October isn’t even close to being over yet, and it looks like I have another busy month ahead!

It’s time for me to go back to Emirates Aviation College for a few days for what we call SEP; our annual Safety and Emergency Procedures training. Cabin Crew must attend this each year in order to renew our licenses so that we may continue flying.

When I’m not preparing for this, I will be operating flights to:

  • Toronto, Canada (home!) 🇨🇦
  • Trivandrum, India * 🇮🇳
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

* = New destination

I also have “Business Promotions” listed on my roster. This means I will be representing Emirates in some capacity next month too.

Lastly, November 4th will officially mark my 2 years anniversary with Emirates! I’m not sure if I’ll have much time to celebrate, but I’ve accomplished a lot since being here and I’m looking forward to sharing more of these amazing experiences with you in the years to come.

Update: Three of my flights have been removed and changed to Business Promotions as a result of several events happening in Dubai this month! I’m looking forward to sharing more about this with you in the weeks to come.

Next Stop: Colombo, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

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Layover Life: Casablanca, Morocco

This week I got to visit my 44th country- Casablanca, Morocco! I also got to fly with a friend, which made my layover that much more enjoyable.

We arrived in the late afternoon, and agreed to meet the crew for dinner. With only a few hours to spare before our evening engagement, we decided to have a Moroccan bath; a traditional cleansing ritual of Moroccans, also referred to as Hammam Maghrebi.

Hammam is done to clean and soften the skin as well as to relax tired nerves and muscles while enhancing the blood circulation of the body. It was my first time trying it out, and I must say that it was quite the experience!

We really wanted to try Moroccan style food too, and ended up at local restaurant Basmane by recommendation of two local crew. It was delicious and the live entertainment made for a great night!

Our wakeup call was fairly early the next day, so I didn’t get the chance to do much before I left the next day. That just means I’ll have to come back again!

Next Stop: Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦

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