UB Around the Globe: You Say Hello, I Say Dubai!
Efrain Solis, B.S. ’11, student in the M.S. in Health Systems Management program, traveled with his wife, Sherra, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in November to represent the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Surgery at the World Hospital Congress. While there, he toured the Tawam Hospital, a Johns Hopkins Medicine International affiliate, in Al Ain, and managed to squeeze in a visit to Burj Kalifa, the tallest building in the world, which Solis calls “truly a marvel of engineering.”
Solis and his wife also visited the top of Jebel Hafeet, the highest point in the country. “This day was Eid al-Adh, also known as a festival of sacrifice, somewhat similar to Christmas for the Muslim faith,” Solis says. “While we were up there, we saw a group was dancing to some music. It was clear many had walked from afar to be there. … It was obvious they didn’t have much, but they were all so happy just to be with one another. I will never forget that.”
Have you traveled abroad recently and snapped a photo of yourself proudly sporting your UB gear? Email your photos or send them to the UB Office of Alumni Relations, 1130 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201. (And next time you head overseas, don’t forget to wear your UB apparel.)