Travel diary of Campus Chambéry: Dubai, April 12 to 19, 2019

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Dubai, April 2019

The students arrived in Dubai in the early hours of the morning …. Barely time to settle in at the hotel and you have to go and discover this incredible city!

Head for the Dubai Mall the largest shopping mall in the world with more than 1.1 million square meters of retail space, a giant aquarium, a large ice rink and more than 1,200 luxury stores!

There is no lack of activities during this stay. A trip to another Emirate in the United Arab Emirates, with a visit to the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi. Then, a very interesting meeting with the director of the Sorbonne University of Abu Dhabi, Mr. Eric Fouache. The day ended with a visit to the Sheikh ZayedGrand Mosque.

In the land of superlatives

The goal of this educational trip is above all to introduce students to a new culture and above all a new way of conceiving international business.

Conferences were organized by Mr. Laurent Rigaud, president of the Association des Savoyards du Monde: “Live my life as an expatriate in Dubai”, presented by Mr. Alexandre Rigaud, founder and CEO of SmartBlock Technologies . Arrival in the country, obtaining a work visa, accommodation, food …. The students are curious and the questions are flying.

Then the conference “Doing Business in Dubai”, held by Mr. Hayan Sayed, CEO at Al Futtaim Engineering and Technologies . A fascinating meeting on the history of major French companies with international influence. Students were able to learn about different ways to work abroad through multiple internal company programs.

The rest of the stay leaves little room for free time! Between a water park, a visit to the souks of old Dubai and an excursion in the desert, the students ofINSEEC U. Campus Chambéry returned to France with a lot of pictures in their heads and unforgettable memories.

Updated 8 March 2022