November 6, 2021

A Business Trip to Dubai

Sometimes, business trips take me to the most beautiful countries filled with history and culture.

If you follow me closely on Instagram @MarthaStewart48, you may have seen some of my photos from my recent trip to Dubai, on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates. Joining me were my longtime friends and colleagues, Kevin Sharkey and Hannah Milman. Our main purpose was to participate in the Methuselah Foundation-sponsored Deep Space Food Challenge Panel at the International Astronautical Congress, held for the first time in the UAE since the IAC's establishment in 1950. We flew Emirates Airlines to Dubai and stayed at the beautiful hotel, Jumeirah Al Qasr. In the short time we were there, we toured the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, walked through one of the area's souk markets where they sell lavish gold jewelry, handwoven fabrics, traditional perfumes, spices, and souvenirs, drove through the city of tall skyscrapers, and ate at several delicious restaurants. It was a very packed four-days, but we had a wonderful time.

Here are some photos, enjoy. These photos were taken by me and Kevin Sharkey - follow his Instagram @seenbysharkey. And don’t forget, Daylight Saving Time ends tomorrow morning, November 7th, so set the clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight. Those living in participating states across the US will get an extra hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time occurs in many states and territories except Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Island.