On Arrival at the airport, I had very little time to spend since my flight was in an hour and half's time and there were a whole lot of people passing through the security checkpoint. Soon I was ready to board my flight.
|About to board the emirates to Dubai|
The total flight time from Seattle to Dubai was estimated at 14.30 hours. I had recently developed a keen interest in anything aviation so I was definitely looking forward to the long flight. The plane was a boeing 777-200LR model. I chose an aisle seat because I wanted to be moving around during the flight. Its always important to occasionally exercise your leg muscles during a long flight.
I asked for a bottle of red wine as soon as service started, just to help me pass the time quickly. Dinner was also great and I really enjoyed my lamb biryani. I think I was too hungry to take a picture of my dinner as I started devouring it as soon as I was served.
|The ever clumsy me-I spilled my wine|
|At night the ceiling of the cabin is transformed into a star-filled sky|
|Breakfast on the plane!|
On arrival at the Dubai Airport, i was almost detained as they couldn't understand why a female would be travelling alone. The annoying part of the almost-being-detained experience was they refused to tell me exactly what I had done. All they did was to have me sit in a corner and it wasn't until another Ghanaian couple came into the office and asked what was wrong. They then explained to the man that they found it strange that I was travelling alone and that they didn't trust that I would return to the airport should they let me out. The couple then told them I was traveling with them and that was when they cleared me to leave. Ha!
|At the Dubai International Airport|
|DBX Airport- A little too glassy but looking good!|
At the Hotel
My hotel room was looking quite good especially since it was free( even though I know I paid for it somehow). After check-in I took a long shower and went to the restaurant for dinner (Also free)
|Dinner at the hotel|
|The Hotel Shuttle picking us to the hotel|
|My hotel room|
All in all I had an enjoyable trip minus the glitch at the airport. Emirates is definitely a good airline to fly and I thnk their services are better than the US carriers