The Sharing The Point crew finally made it to Dubai, in their way to Share The Point in Africa, we had a kick-off meeting with some local SharePoint community at the top of the highest building in the world, Burj Khalifa!
I knew them all before through their great achievements, but I met most of them for the first time, which was so exciting! I want to thank you Eric Harlan (The cool guy), Paul J. Swider (The kindest), Joel Oleson (The most experienced), Michael Noel (The responsible), Salman Ahmad, Mai Omar Desouki, Mark Miller, John Anderson, Abdul-Hafeez Jamali, Sohail Hanif, Tariq Zaman and Usama Wahab Khan Yousfzai for the good times and good conversations, hope to meet you again soon!
The biggest thanks go to Colligo for making this possible!!
Enjoy the video below, some scenes from what I could gather:
I’ve been in the UAE for a vacation last January 2010 for the first time, which was the best one I’ve ever had.. I really loved everything about this city, culture, weather, people, cars & of course MONEY!
They have money and they know how to spend it, which I find so attractive!!! I’ve learned many thing from their culture, I also tried some.. like their clothes style and the way they wear Henna on there feet, it’s pretty cool!
We live in Abu Dhabi by the way, the capital of the UAE. It’s a very high classy city, living there is so comfortable. It’s my parents style, while we "kids" loved Dubai more, where it’s crowd and noisy.
I did visit many nice places and sites & recorded videos as usual, my favorites ones are:
I wished many of you friends were there with me, so many things reminded me of each one of you. Like Shopping reminded me with my friend Maiss, the beach reminded me with Eslam and so on…
The great Burj Khalifa was a breath taking for sure, starting from the flight view:
The moment I saw the Dubai fountain for the first time, I had a really strange feeling and my reaction was showed as tears, I still don’t get it, but I’ve never felt this way before. Here is one of the shows I’ve watched and fell in love with:
One of my favorites parts was the day I went to Microsoft Dubai, I felt like a VIP, I really thank daddy and family big time for this great day, though we got lost (and he got mad) but it was worth it. I had a nice meeting inside the office.
I just can’t wait to get there again!