A group of interns and their first international trip ever!

May 27, 2019

A group of interns from India boarded their first international flight to witness the glitz and glamour of the UAE, hoping for incredible experiences that would be etched in their memories forever.

We were looking forward to the larger than life persona of the city while making the most of our stay in Dubai. Soaking in the scintillating Dubai skyline, exploring epic cityscapes and experimenting with the international cuisine on offer were few things that we planned to check off our bucket list. But to our surprise, what really stood out for us in this country are the people we met from different parts of the world.

Believe it or not, each one of us has been in sticky situations where we have been unexpectedly helped by strangers in this beautiful country. From being offered transport cards when one of us ran out of credit and couldn't board the bus, to an elderly man helping us call a bank when we had an issue with our ATM card. The people of this country have been more than welcoming to us. We came to Dubai to be enchanted by its tourist attractions, but we unanimously agree that it is the warmth, the hospitality and the humane people of this city that has touched us in more ways than we could have ever imagined.

This trip has not only enriched us professionally but has also helped broaden our outlook to life. Here we got the opportunity to meet people and experience new cultures - something we had only heard of before. It was fascinating to meet a Romanian tourist and croon to Bollywood songs along with Iranian expats. But the icing on the cake for us will be the camaraderie that we see between Indians and Pakistanis living in the UAE that comprises friendship, love and mutual respect.

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