When my marriage got fixed, my hubby was working in dubai. Since, he was newly joined in the company at that time, he was not able to take leave for many days. When i asked him abt our trip, he told that you need to come alone since he had to go and make arrangements for visa and other formalities. Also, he told that visa processing would take a month’s time. Then, he left to dubai after a week’s time of our marriage. Till then, stayed in my mom’s place. Eventhough, he had given me instructions beforehand about the formalities to be followed over there, i was little nervous. But still, had the courage of tackling any kind of situation.So, did not take it as a big issue. Also, I like facing challenges.
Regarding travel in flight, i remember going with my parents to b’lore in a domestic airlines when i was in V std i think. The memory abt it is very vague. After that, had my first independent flight journey to a country outside india. I boarded my flight on 30th September 2004. It was a late night flight.I had 3 big luggages(Total: 53 kgs) out of which 2 i had checked-in. One i took it as a hand luggage. With great difficulty, i carried the luggage since it was a big one. But, as such there was no issues regarding the luggage as my father had already informed the officials of my situation. Then, after checking-in, had some time to rest. When the plane took off, I had a great sigh of relief as i thought first half is over and another half is yet to come in dubai airport. It was abt 5 hrs journey. The plane landed late in dubai airport by an hour. My hubby was waiting for me outside in the waiting area.(so sad)…..
When i landed in the airport, and proceeded further taking a look at the airport, i was stuck by the ambience in the airport. It was awesome. The richness and interior decoration made me speechless.The airport was very spacious and need more time to cover all the areas over there. Dubai airport in world level is ranked third. So, u need to think about the grandeur over there… I did not know about the facilities available there in dubai airport. I did not know how to use the phone card and other things. Since my hubby was also new to that country, he too did not know much about those things.Then, i did not know that it was ramzan time when i went there. So, had to wait for toooooo many hours in each counter. Even when the formatlities were few, looooooooong waiting time in the counter made me feel very bad.(Waiting time 2 hrs)
Then, when i came to the baggage section, all luggages were scattered as like one in each corner.Since, i was occupied with many thoughts in my mind till my collection of baggage, i did not have any other thought even about my hubby too. Atlast, after collecting all my luggages only i thought of my hubby who was waiting for many hours outside in the waiting area. Also, i had a tough time carrying all my luggage as a independent person checked for all luggages and other things…
Finally after coming out i saw his condition to be so sad, since i did not give any info to him on my arrival.. after he saw me outside only he felt relieved.. Although i had many offs and ons in the journey, it was a memorable one.. Also, it took 5-6 hrs on the whole in the airport itself.. It was a great journey.. I felt like i have achieved something in life..