January 2021 after meeting my family in India:- I was travelling to Cape Town, South Africa via. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Travel during the pandemic is a pain – airlines have modified their schedule, flight frequency is very very limited, and country specific rules to quarantine after arrival makes it even more challenging. Because of this – I had no choice other than taking this Emirates flight with layover of 26 hours in Dubai. Again it was not possible to get out of the airport to avoid mandatory quarantine in South Africa, infection risk and need to test again.
26 hours break down:-
0- 8 hours:-
I was doing fine :- high on energy and motivated to make the most in-depth video ever on Dubai airport (which is one of the biggest and busiest in the world).
8 – 16 hours :-
I took a lounge for EIGHT hours, and it was fine initially, but started to get little boring after few hours.
16 -24 hours:-
This was the worse :- I was exhausted – suffocated – and was dying to get out and breathe some fresh air.
Being trapped in world’s best airport made me realised how difficult life is for the ones who are either locked in prison, or stuck in a job they hate (but yet go to office for TEN hours every day), or married to someone against will.
Life is touch and to find someone you really happy with OR a job you love is all very difficult. All we can do is :- stay positive, calm, support each other and keep trying.
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