Today, Dubai meets Turkey!
We, Dilek originally from Stuttgart and Kiba originally from Hamburg are the IAPs based in Istanbul. And this week we want to share our Dubai area assignment experiences with you, so let’s start!
Having finished the last to do’s in our home offices, we are off to Dubai …
And there we are :)
Full of excitement and energy, we both IAPs from Istanbul arrived in Dubai and started to discover the “city of the superlatives” right from day one. Every minute counts ;)
Our first day is a Sunday, and not to forget this detail, Sunday is the first day of the Arabic week and our first day at work :). In total we have in the whole world 4 Area Managements and one is located in Dubai. Turkey is one of 30 countries which belongs to the Dubai Area, so we as the Turkish IAPs will have an insight in to the Dubai Area Management. The area offices have mainly the function as an interface between the local markets and the Head Quarter in Frankfurt. One main task is to match needs from local markets and principles from the Head Quarter.
New colleagues are already waiting for us at the area office in Dubai. With a very warm and convivial approach, we are welcomed by the whole team. This feeling of being part of the Dubai area team makes the start even easier. We were assigned to our new tasks at the airport as well as at the sales relevant departments. And a rotation plan was quickly drafted as well. Through this plan, we got the opportunity to get to know all the departments and enrich our know-how by one more part of the divers Lufthansa world.
The first impressions are very divers: A new city, a new culture and a totally new work environment … A mixture of many facets: the western and modern life on the one hand and the oriental, traditional life on the other hand. Four very dynamic weeks are waiting for us! We feel the rhythm of this amazing city in our hearts … :)
In order to keep the work-life balance, we enjoyed our assignment to the full ;)
One more day, and you will see what else Dubai offered to us … Can’t wait to tell you all our experiences!!