a trip through Europe by rail, Christine learned that travel leads to
inspiring new stories and meeting new people. This opened her eyes to
the real world out there: not just the perfect picture postcards
of tourist attractions, but being able to walk around a new
neighbourhood, fully immersing herself in a place, experiencing it like
the locals do. This is a trait she shares with Jeremy, so together they
look to explore the unknown - getting lost and going with the flow,
figuring things out as they come.
Emirates cabin crew Jeremy didn’t grow up like your average Australian teenager. Moving out at 17, he decided to study media and film until venturing to Malaysia to volunteer as an English teacher. With this insatiable thirst for exploring the unknown and immersing himself in new cultures, he joined Emirates as cabin crew with whom he has been able to pursue his love for travel and languages. On his first day at Emirates, he met Christine whilst riding the bus with the other new trainees. Laughing throughout the entire journey he thought she would be good fun and decided to tag along with her - they’ve been best friends ever since.
Canadian Christine and Jeremy bonded over one of their favourite pastimes: rollerblading in the park. Sporty Christine lives for the outdoors and leads an active lifestyle, at one point she even ran at a competitive level. Always curious and keen to explore, she finds her new discoveries inspire her art, drawing and painting. In fact, Christine harbours a secret ambition to act and dance in a Bollywood movie - ideally in her rollerblades!
As the son of a diplomat, Shahab is no stranger to being exposed to different countries and cultures. The UAE national (Emirati) grew up in South Korea and attended college in the States before returning to Dubai for good.
Music is undoubtedly in Nimeet’s blood. Both his parents are musicians and singers who for as long as he can remember encouraged him to listen and appreciate different styles of music. Although never formally trained, Nimeet can play many different instruments including the piano, guitar and most of the percussion instruments.
Irish born Rahed grew up in Beirut, Lebanon after moving there with his Palestinian parents. Even as a boy, he was highly active and into extreme sports, constantly craving the adrenaline rush. He looks back on his childhood and remembers himself as ‘a crazy kid’ - the only one amongst his group of friends who dared to skateboard down the steepest and longest slope in the village. While all the other kids looked on, he took up the challenge: a helter-skelter ride that could quite easily have ended in disaster. Even though he made it to the bottom unscathed, the adult Rahed doubts he would be quite as daring now.