My Joining Flight to the Sandpit

Hello guys! I know it’s been a week since I last posted an entry. Ever since I arrived here in the United Arab Emirates, my life has become really busy meeting new people, getting to know the amazing set of people in my batch of different nationalities, knowing Emirates, getting familiar with the Emirates Headquarters and the training colleges.

Let me start with my joining flight. It was a very wonderful experience, and I must say it has been the best flight that I ever had in my life! The cabin crews on my flight invited me to the galley few minutes after the meal service and had the chance to get to know them, some useful insights, their experiences, and the best of it all – sitting on the jump seat.


Mood lighting of Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft.

It was an 11-hour flight from Tokyo all the way down here to Dubai. I gazed outside the window as the plane is doing its final approach, I was stunned with the spectacular views of the UAE – from the green lushes and to the deserts. I was welcomed by the Marhaba Staff and cleared the airport.

As I reached my accommodation, which apparently is a hotel, I was so overwhelmed and could not believe that I am finally here and so happy to be here. The United Arab Emirates is such a wonderful country, truly a melting pot of cultures from all over the globe.

I will be back for more photos and entries on my next day off. For now, I will need to prepare myself for the SEP training – which will start tomorrow.

Have a great day, everyone!

ICHIRO | 勝利を目指して高く飛べ!✈︎


About Ryu Namiki | 並木竜一郎

A 29-year old flight attendant all the way from Japan and now living in the United Arab Emirates. Flying for two years for one of the world's best airlines and is still enjoying a "chicken or beef" and "prepare all doors and cross-check" kind of life!
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2 Responses to My Joining Flight to the Sandpit

  1. Sunith says:

    All the very best Ryu…


  2. Wahyu Surya says:

    I read your post ichiro, from assessment day until now.
    I hope you and your batch release & graduate soon.

    How is Dubai?, totally different from Japan isnt it?


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