Archive for October 26th, 2009


The Grand Prix Experience: The Arrival


Me arriving at the lobby of Radisson Hotel

Never in my entire life did I imagine that my being a nurse would bring me to where I am right now. I am now sitting by the window of a 5-star hotel with a spectacular view of the Formula One Grand Prix Race Track and I’m being paid for this. How great can that be?

I came from a busy night shift this morning. Although the shift was supposed to end by 0730am, I left the hospital at 9am because I had to finish my computer documentations. I had a very busy night, with three post op patients that need monitoring, and three other unwell patients – which makes a total of six difficult patients.

I only slept for three hours, then I had to wake up by 1pm to prepare myself for the experience of a lifetime – the chance to be a paramedic for an international event such as the Formula One Grand Prix Race to be held in the Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The shuttle service picked us up at 330pm from the hospital and arrived in the island by 8pm.

What makes this exciting is that when everyone was so eager to watch the event, I was chosen to be sent here and work as a paramedic for ten days – all expense paid. That means that aside from the money that the Grand Prix officials are going to pay me, they are also housing me in a 5-star hotel! I was also given an all-pass ID – where I can watch the car race for free and a chance to watch the concerts of Beyonce and Aerosmith next week! Wow!

I thought this will happen only in my dreams. But now, after a very long trip from Al Ain to Yas Island, I am here in the hotel, awaiting for the exciting events that are to unfold within the next ten days.

I am so sleepy and tired now. I only had three hours of sleep after the night shift last night, remember? So let me rest for now. I promise to post my experience here in Yas Island so check out my stories in the coming days!


the view of the race track from my hotel room


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