University of California - Santa Barbara
Dubai- the bubble we all should be in
"Describe the world you come from - for example, your family, community or school - and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations."
When you hear someone grew up in Dubai, your first thought may be skeptical and even dismissive. However, having had the first-hand experience, I can say that these reactions are far from fair. Quickly growing, Dubai is the home to people of 202 different nationalities, which makes its residents more culturally aware and accepting. Living in such a multicultural city forced me to challenge stereotypes and forge my own identity as a child, pushing past the boundaries of simply where I came from. We are not defined from where we come from but for who we are and what we do. Most of all, growing up in Dubai has allowed me to believe that almost anything is possible if I work for it; the city is the prime example, always pushing limits by building the tallest buildings, the largest malls, and the only indoor ski hills.
Dubai is forever growing, and I am encouraged to do the same by the culture here and most of all by my school. When applying to universities or considering future careers there are no limitations, the search is worldwide. I have learned to understand other cultures, religions and traditions from my friends, peers and neighbours. It is the opposite of narrow-minded, although many people refer to living in Dubai as...
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