Yesterday it was 'International Tourist Guide Day' and the past two years I have celebrated that day with my colleagues at beautiful events organised by the DCT. Unfortunately this year, the situation is different and we can't gather - but there was an online event to attend yesterday morning to celebrate.
It had both an interesting speech by Ali "Ask Ali" Alsaloom, a live Bait Al Oud music performance and presentations of what is going on in our sector around the emirate at the moment. While we are waiting for the borders to open and the tourists to return, we were also briefed of all the efforts that are going into creating new (Covid-safe) experiences, both virtually and in real life.
It was finished with an Abu Dhabi-themed online quiz, where the top 10 results were premiered - and I was amongst the winners! Yay!
Even though it was all online, it was nice to connect with "my people" and feel like part of a community again. This Covid-living is pretty lonesome and very boring... oh, I miss working so badly!