Dubai Airshow 2017

This year, Emirates is showcasing it’s largest static aircraft display to date at the Dubai Airshow. I am proud to share with you that I will be joining three of my colleagues: Jarad, Elizabethe and Doyle, as official Emirates social media broadcasters for the duration of this event.

The Dubai Airshow brings together some of the leading airlines, manufacturers and suppliers for a 5 day exhibition showcasing the latest products, services and technologies in aviation.

Our first task this week was to broadcast the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER and Emirates Airbus A380-800 flying display at the Dubai Airshow live on Facebook. This special fly-past event was the first time two Emirates wide body aircraft have performed a flying display together, each brightly adorned with the HH Sheikh Zayed decal as a tribute to the late founding father of the UAE:

Emirates also unveiled its brand new Boeing 777-300ER with enhanced First, Business and Economy class cabins. I was also privileged to be a part of its release:

Lastly, Emirates announced a $15.1 billion order for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners. The agreement was signed today in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister.

These new aircrafts won’t be delivered until 2022, but it is something more to look forward to as Emirates continues to grow.

It’s an honour to be selected for such an opportunity and I hope that you will stay tuned to both my personal Instagram page as well as that of Emirates for more exciting content as the week progresses!

Next Stop: Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦

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Emirates Aviation College: Service EKcellence

October has been a very busy month so far, but an exciting one at that!

This week, I returned to Emirates Aviation College for a service refresher course called “Service EKcellence”. The day was dedicated to helping Cabin Crew learn about the latest Emirates products and service developments, giving us the chance to update our knowledge and enhance our customer service abilities. This course is mandatory for all crew and appears on our rosters when we are scheduled for it.

The course was broken up into several sessions, my favourite being Image and Uniform. We were divided into groups and given a scenario that we had to present to the rest of our class. My group’s scenario was to create a new Emirates marketing campaign in the form of a video. In less than 5 minutes my amazing team produced some amazing content that went over really well with our colleagues!

Next month, I will be returning to Emirates Aviation College for my SEP (Safety and Emergency Procedures) recurrent training. This must be completed once a year in order to renew our licenses. Make sure you stay connected with me on social media so that I can continue to share more of these exciting moments with you guys!

Next Stop: São Paulo, Brazil 🇧🇷

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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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Facecard Crystal Ball 2017

This year, I attended the Face (Flight Attendant Club of Emirates) Crystal Ball. Described as the “prom” of Emirates, it gives Cabin Crew and management the opportunity to get all dolled up and enjoy a an evening of elegance, dancing, dinner and entertainment.

Fortunately for my group of friends, Beautiful People of Dubai gave us the full VIP experience. We were treated to a limo ride to the venue, joined by our own videographer and photographer to capture the occasion (more images and video to come). Lyze and I were also spoiled by Blow Out Bar, as they styled our hair for the evening.

It was a great night, but unfortunately it was cut short for me because I had an early morning departure to Bahrain! #CrewLife

Next Stop: Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬

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Simply Stylist Dubai 2017: Speaker Announcement

Photo by Christian Heger

Exciting news! –I’m pleased to share with you guys that I will be speaking at Simply Stylist, an international fashion and beauty conference that will be taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Oct.12, 2017.

Previous participants at the Dubai event include fashion blogger Amiee Song and renown YouTuber Sazan Hendrix from the U.S. This year, guests will include Catt Sadler from E! News, international blogger Jacey Duprie and many more.

Simply Stylist seeks to connect taste makers with brands, agencies, overseas networks and other like minded individuals.

I’m looking forward to sitting on a bloggers panel as a ‘travel expert’, where I will be discussing how I began blogging, the tools I used to build an audience and the collaborations I have been a part of.

If you would like to attend this event, tickets can be purchased here.

Next Stop: Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬

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