My arabic adventure: Work experience in Abu Dhabi

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This summer the principals access go abroad scheme allowed me to travel to Abu Dhabi to do work experience at the British Embassy for two weeks. I was so excited to spend my first night in a bungalow owned by the Embassy, (in which princes Diana has also stayed) set in the beautiful oasis of Al Ain. I set to work on my first day at the Embassy on Sunday (in Arab states working weeks are Sunday – Thursday).
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My work gave me an overall insight into how the British Embassy and the United Arab Emirates come together in many areas of political and practical co-operation. For my first week I started in the Department for International Development, shadowing their Representative to the Gulf States. I learnt how relationships are built with aid donors in the United Arab Emirates. My days entailed reading diplomatic telegrams, sitting in at meetings and…

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