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BN Travel: Visiting the Beautiful Dubai Miracle Garden & a Tour of Emirates Aviation College! Read IK Nwosu’s Day 5 Experience in Dubai with #EmiratesNaijaFamTrip

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Hello there! IK Nwosu here again as I wrap up the description of what has undoubtedly been one of my most luxurious and splendid weeks. I was on a 5-day trip for BellaNaija in the beautiful city of Dubai.

See my experience from days 1 to 4 in the Emirates Airline-sponsored trip HERE and HERE

Day 5 started on a very bright note for me. The activities of the previous days brought smiles to my face as I got up from the bed to prepare for the day.

It was going to be our last full Day in Dubai and I had a bittersweet feeling when I remembered the fact that we’ll be leaving the next day. Bitter because I’ll be leaving the luxury and splendor Emirates offered me; and sweet because I was going to be with my family.

Few minutes after breakfast, we were on our way to Emirates Aviation College – our first stop for the day.



On the Move!

On the Move!

The Skies... Can you see the trail of the rockets?

The Skies… Can you see the trails of the rockets?

We took a short tour around the College’s facilities. We visited the Imaging and Uniform Section, Service Section, and Safety and Emergency Training Section. Learners also receive medical training and take Duty-Free Sales modules.

Imaging and Uniform Section

This is where the learners pick the sizes of their uniforms, learn about etiquette, makeup, fitness and nutrition.

Manicure, skincare practicals, and shaving techniques are some of the modules taught in this section, and the course lasts for a full day.

Behold the stylish Celebrity Air Hostess - Mercy Aigbe-Gentry

Behold the stylish Celebrity Air Hostess – Mercy Aigbe-Gentry

Service Section

This section is 80% practical and 20% theory. This course lasts for 2 weeks and it’s taken by ab initio learners and recurrent learners (cabin crew).

Learners are taught how to shop and sell products in the Duty-Free Zone, and general reception of passengers.


Inside the Majilis… the first port of reception in the Emirates


Chilling inside a pseudo first class cabin


Casual chic!


Business Class Cabin


Inside the First Class cabin


First Class Social area

Safety and Emergency Section

Learners are taught how to ensure safety throughout the flight, and more importantly, during emergencies.

We were told that Emirates Airline has 251 aircraft in its fleet. It comprises 120 777 300, 82 Airbus A380, and about 49 cargo planes (mostly 747 and 777).

The aircraft are replaced every 4-6 years, and as of now, the airline purchases on average, one aircraft every month.



The Double-Decker Airbus A380

The Double-Decker Airbus A380

Emirates Airline runs 420 daily flights to 153 destinations around the globe.

We got back to the hotel and I ditched lunch to rest and work… one of the saddest decisions of my life.

It was 5PM, that means it was time to head over to the Dubai Butterfly Garden, also called the Dubai Miracle Garden.

It’s basically a Greenhouse with birds, butterflies, and a makeshift pond and fountain with a colourful school of fish. The butterflies were friendly as they mingled with everyone in the garden, resting on our arms, shoulders, and legs. It was beautiful.


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Some Photos:


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Butterfly Man! Love his beautiful eyes

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We left and returned to the hotel, and I rushed like a Savage Soldier to the restaurant to try and undo what I did to myself a few hours before – skipping lunch.


Kabsa (Arabian rice0 and Lamb leg… Yummy!



Got back to my room, saw a movie and slept.


Departure Day

Our expected time at the airport on Monday was 7.30AM. We got there and performed all the necessary rituals before proceeding to Emirates’ Business Class Lounge where breakfast was waiting for us.

Reppin' BellaNaija!

Reppin’ BellaNaija!

Loved this set up in the Lobby of the address Dubai mall. Beautiful!

Loved this set up in the Lobby of the address Dubai mall. Beautiful!

Duty-Free Zone

Emirates Business Class Lounge at Dubai International Airport

Emirates Business Class Lounge at Dubai International Airport

Emirates Business Class Lounge at Dubai International Airport

Emirates Business Class Lounge at Dubai International Airport

Breakfast! Chinese Fried Rice.

Breakfast! Chinese Fried Rice.

We boarded the plane and 7 hours and some minutes later, we arrived Nigeria.

Ready to Move!

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Me and my gadgets. LOL



To say that I enjoyed myself on this trip will be an understatement. I had major fun and can’t wait to do this again! Thank you Emirates and thank you BellaNaija!


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