Ahhh. . . the start of the work week The team is back at it as we prepare for our last week of work and our final presentation on Thursday. After work we headed to meet the General manager who is handling one of our client’s largest accounts. Our ride to work has become rather entertaining. . . if you have the pleasure of traveling on the Dubai Metro . . . pay close attention to the English translator
Today I share my blog post duties with the one. the only. . . Gregg Silver: Day 16 represented our third attempt to get into Oman - after being denied entry twice the day before. Once again, we drove up the coast and arrived at the Omani border. We were all pretty nervous because of the issues we had the day before and we really wanted to make this visit to Oman happen. As we walked into the "Departure Hall", we paid our fee, got a laugh from the friendliest custom's officers in the world, they stamped our passports and we left the UAE.
My adventurous friend and roommate, Gregg Silver, finally convinced me to leave the skyscrapers and excess of Dubai Marina to go to the Souqs (markets) of Old Dubai. My fear of heights barred me from going on a tour of the top of the Burj Kalifia with our other teammates. To get to the Souqs we had to take a boat to get there--a rickety boat. The scene was really old school: merchants yelling at you to come into the store, street meat and textiles everywhere. My personal space was not respected.
Our excitement to travel to Oman and Abu Dhabi took a quick reality check today. Anything that could have gone wrong today. . . did. We were ½ hour late out the door, not bad for our group, but late nonetheless Off to Oman. . .