Development without Borders: our Programmers Travel to the Emirates to Work on a New Project
Here are some first-hand impressions:
"This January I left cold Siberia to go to warm Dubai. I was accommodated at a business hotel 20 minutes away from the office. Both the office and the hotel are located in Dubai Marina – a modern city district filled with skyscrapers or towers, as the locals call them.Workplaces at the office were well equipped and comfortable, and the overall atmosphere at work was great. We would usually have a daily Standup meeting before lunch, after that developers moved on to their tasks at hand. Then things got busy till lunch. Finding a place to eat wasn't a problem - there were plenty of different cafes nearby. The rest of the lunch break I, as many others, spent our time playing pool, videogames, or walking in the sun. The workday typically finished at 6 pm, and it was already dark outside. But, on the bright side, the weather was perfect for evening walks. At night-time the Dubai Marina looked completely different: there were lights shining everywhere, people walking in the walking areas, the air was filled with the sweet smell of hookah tobacco. I spent my weekends exploring the streets of the city, sightseeing or just enjoying the warm January sun. This business trip was a great experience both personally and professionally. Face-to-face communication with the client allowed me to get a better understanding of his business, the project, and development techniques."
- Dmitry Busov