Monday, July 22, 2013

It's Really Happening

Well... It's official. I finally received my employment visa for the UAE and my flight information so I guess this is really happening!!

Waiting for the employment visa has made the past few months very stressful. Since anything could have happened to prevent my visa from coming through, I was hesitant to resign from my current school. My new contract is only valid with a work visa, since obviously I can't work there without it! It was hard for me to hold off on resigning but I knew I needed to make sure everything was official before giving up my job. Thankfully, it all worked out and I was able to resign so my old school could fill my position. 

A few hours after receiving my employment visa, I also received the information about my flight to Abu Dhabi! I will be departing on August 22 and arriving in AD on the night of the 23. My connection is in Chicago and it seems like I will be meeting a few teachers there to fly to AD on the same flight! I'm so glad I won't have to do it alone. The flight from Chicago to AD is 14 hours long!!!! 

I also received information on my housing. All of the new teachers will be living in a brand new tower on Reem Island (right next to Abu Dhabi city). The room looks amazing and the property looks ideal. There is a pool, fitness center, shops, and close beach access... Perfect! I'm glad the teachers will all be near each other for support and to get to know one another! 

Now it is time to start figuring out how to pack all my belongings into 2 suitcases and a carry-on... Wish me luck!



  1. Hey! I just saw your posts on a Facebook forum and followed you. (Im the random Brandy Artrese person) and i will be heading to abu dhabi in August as well. I'm so excited!!

  2. A random question: did you get hired at a private school or through something other than ADEC? I'm just curious because all of us who got hired through ADEC don't know what school we're at until we get there