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Last day in Dubai

Life in Lund has begun! Arrived yesterday evening after another niiice flight with Emirates back to Copenhagen via Frankfurt (last leg with SAS... not as nice as Emirates... not even close). My last day in Dubai I went for an own tour to the old part of the city. I visited the city museum which gave a great and broad picture of the history and development of Dubai. I attach some pictures. I also went to see the activity at the Creek; the water which is the link between the Persian Gulf and the old parts of Dubai. It is crazy traffic going on on the Creek with boats looking more dangerous than cardiac surgery taking people from one side of the Creek to the other. After my visit to the old city centre Nicklas took me and his kids to a really nice hotel buffet downtown Dubai. A great end to a great stay in the city of life! Tomorrow I am facing the reality of work in Lund again. Actually it is really nice to be back - I'm really looking forward to see all my colleagues. After al

Great week at Emirates Airlines Training College

It is Thursday afternoon and that means the end of the working week in Dubai (weekend is Friday-Saturday here). It has been a great week! Nicklas has been a great host, his kids are great and our activities at the Emirates training college have been highly successful. We have been running a 1,5 days crisis management training program with two groups of cadetes (Emirates employed pilot students) and today a one day demonstration session of our training program with instructors (pilots) of Crew Resource Management (the concept used in aviation (and other domains) world-wide to train pilots in communication, decision making, information management, leadership, teamwork, etc.). The Emirates training college building is pretty cool (well, modest with Dubai standards) and built like an aircraft. We have been conducting the training in the conference room located in the cockpit of the building (see picture). The Emirates Training College The cockpit of the training college - a nice

Life in Dubai begins

Three weeks of snow and darkness was enough to start with - I'm back in the summer! I have travelled to Dubai to do a week of collaboration with my old colleague (and master thesis supervisor) Nicklas who lives here and works as a human factors expert at Emirates Airlines (the crazy airline that only fly wide body aircraft, already owns 15 Airbus 380 and has options for like 100 more of them). One of Nicklas' challenges is to make 3000 pilots from like 200 countries work effectively together in the cockpit. Emirates flew me over here (in business class... on Emirates... shame the flight was not longer than 5 hours 30 minutes) to do crisis management simulations with the company's cadets (pilot students) as well as some of the human factors instructors that they have. We will do simulations Sunday (yep, weekend here is Friday-Saturday) to Thursday and I'll travel back to Sweden next Saturday. Nicklas lives in an area where mostly Emirates pilots live. The first questio