Posted by: gardner310 | April 7, 2013

Dubai Awaits

Tuesday, April 2, and I’m off to Dubai for the ASTA International Destination Expo. I’ve wanted to see this new city and the IDE provided the perfect reason to go. Adding a week in Jordan to the end of the conference and not sure which destination I am more excited about. First world problem, as the say.

United Airlines flys through Washington where we experienced a 2 hour delay making a 13 hour flight into a 15 hour flight. Thank God for movies and airplane TV.

It’s April 3 and here in my hotel, Crowne Plaza Festival City, I have a view of Dubai Creek and the city skyline with the Burj Khalifi in the distance. This is the tallest tower in the wold- at the moment. What has surprised me is the hazy sky. I thought it was pollution but turns out its the blowing sand. Now that’s a problem we don’t have in Chicago!

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