Only 17 days until I move to Dubai… really hard to believe :). I don’t work anymore (which is great!), but I can’t completely rest, I still need to do many things before the big day. This is what I would like to write to you, so you can get one more glimpse of the whole joining process.
Before I start, I would like to share something with you; I had so many visitors on my blog yesterday, it was the busiest day in the life of the blog 😀 ! Thank you very much for all of you who are following me, I really enjoy writing about my experiences and I promise I won’t let you down during the training! 🙂 I might won’t be as active as I’d like to be, but I will do my best to come up with new post on regular basis. 🙂
This post is about the really important things we ALL have to do before we go to Dubai. Probably other airlines have different requirements, so I can only talk about my future airline :).
1.) Get your birth certificate translated into English or Arabic
I think it’s one of the most important things. You have to prove that your parents are really your parents! This is important for the discounts that our family members will receive from the airline. The translation has to be done by authorized signatory.
2.) Photos for HR/ other records
You exactly need 8 photos in passport size (4,5×3,5 cm) with white background, taken in business attire with a big smile. This is the one you have already submitted for the final interview (or later when they required new one), so all we need to do is to get additional onces printed.
3.) Photos for the US visa
Yes, this is something we also need, and it can’t be the same as the one ehich is needed for the HR team, because these photos have different requirements. You need 2 photos in the size of 5×5 cm with white background and with neutral expression, which means no big smiles here. They also suggest for the ladies not to wear too much eye make up.
4.) Photos for flying license
You need 2 again in the size of 3×3,5 cm. They also require neutral face, so I guess you can get the same photo in different size as the one for the US visa.
IMPORTANT: All the photos have to be taken by professional passport photo service, self-taken photos with regular digital camera are not acceptable. That’s what they say.
Here is the sample which was provided by Emirates
My photos… I look so sad and serious on the one which is needed for the US visa and the flying license :(.
5.) Get colored copies of all the certificates and personal documents
These are: passport (2 copies), academic certificates, E-ticket, E-visa, birth certificate, etc. If you have additional documents, like US visa or so on, you need to carry everything to Dubai. SOmetimes they don’t mention that colored copy is the one they take, but I think it’s still better to get everything in colored :).
6.) Pap smear test for ladies
This is also a must, and you need to take the report to Dubai. This examination can’t be done in Dubai, you need to have it before the joining.
+ 1: My personal, not that important list:
– Take my blazer to dry cleaner
– Get the last blood test done (to check my hemoglobin level)
– Buy all the leftover stuff I’d like to take to Dubai
– Get my nails done (the plan is french manicure 🙂 )
– Get some of my bags washed and cleaned
– Plant my baby cactuses 🙂
– Spend as much time as possible with the people I love
– Donate bunch of toothpaste I still have from summer
– Close my bank account
– Notify my moving to the related authorities
– Clean my room and sort out my stuff (books, clothes, etc.)
I am pretty sure I will find out all the important information (aircraft type, accommodation) within a week, because the people who join only a week before me, they already have all these information. It’s getting exciting :).
IMPORTANT NOTE: MY POSTS ARE MY PERSONAL VIEWS. THEY DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF MY COMPANY.