Memphis Teaching and Learning Academy, eat your heart out.
As a teacher new to the curriculum at my school, I needed to attend a conference in order to take an introductory course. I was given the option of spending a week of my summer vacation at a conference in Switzerland or being flown to Dubai for 4 days. The decision was not difficult.
My time in the UAE was fantastic though it would have been nice to have had a bit more free time. I made it to several souks (markets), rode a dhow (little boat) in the creek, and bought plenty of shawarma and fruit juices from street vendors but I missed out on a desert tour and skiiing indoors at one of the many huge malls.
I thought about buying new outfits for Coy and me at the market:
Pierre enjoyed learning about a new culture. These bathroom signs were found at the beach.
I will try to write a bit more about my time and post a few more pictures. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to go to Dubai- the meetings were really worthwhile as well!