Day 1 at Yas Island: ARRIVING AT YAS

The people who came from different hospitals around Abu Dhabi met at Khalifa A Clinic, where buses were waiting to take us to Yas Island. We got into the island around lunch time and were assisted to check in at Radisson Blu Hotel, the same hotel where we checked in last year. It is located just across the Formula One race track. We had our lunch at Asymetri restaurant located at the ground floor.

In the evening, we were picked up at the hotel lobby so we could check out the newly-built field tent hospital. It is now located much nearer to the race track, as compared to where it was set up last year.

The Field Tent Hospital is a 180-bedded facility equipped with an ER, hospital wards, Pharmacy, Laboratory, even Operating Rooms and ICUs. I saw the improvement in the construction of the tents, with comfort rooms stategically located inside the tents. Ah, what money can do! I wondered if only our government in the Philippines would be able to set up tent hospitals during disasters, more lives coud have been saved.

We later went back to the hotel to have our dinner – buffet at Asymetri. I later found out that I will be on day shifts for the rest of the week. It was a disappointment though because I was expecting to be on night shifts like last year. I love night shifts coz I could go around the island during the day. But, who am I to complain? So I decided to retire early to bed despite my friends’ offer to stay at the poolside to have some drinks.


4 Responses to “Day 1 at Yas Island: ARRIVING AT YAS”

  1. June 20, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    While reading your posts about Yas Island, I got really curious about it. I did a little search, and what greeted me was “Yas Island, a destination like no other.” I browsed their website. It looks like it’s a place for the really wealthy people, everything looks so expensive! Everything was well-lit, furnished, and luxurious. Parang dream na lang makapunta dun…


    • 2 nelson RN
      June 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      You may never know, Pearl! Like me, I just dreamt of being in a place like that. But I got there because of my profession. I worked as a paramedic for Formula One Grand Prix. I got to stay there, and got paid at the same time 🙂


  2. 3 kat
    June 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    eh di kunti lang tulog mo if night shift ka, kasi maglalakwatsa ka pala sa araw…hehehe…


  3. June 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    ok lang at least you enjoyed your work and your stay there 🙂


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