During my second week my fellow GAF's and I visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It was awe inspiring. That day I also experienced my first sandstorm. If you look closely at the picture above you might notice the blurring effect of the sand that still remained in the air as the winds subsided. Below is the view from the center of the NYU campus.
Yesterday I visited Dubai with a large contingent of the NYUAD community. I took the elevator up the Burj Khalifa to the 124th floor. It felt like the glass elevator at the end of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. We ascended so quickly that our ears popped several times. I was under the impression that the elevator would take my group to the top of the tower. When we exited out onto the viewing platform I stared upwards to find that another 80+ floors towered over us! The Burj is truly a modern marvel. Before I write any more, I must cut this post short. Tomorrow is the first day of classes and it is getting late. Thanks for reading.