Dear Diary: My month in Tel Aviv… Emirati woman researcher recollects her travels

Elyazia Jasim Al Hosani from the UAE-based global think-tank Trends Research and Advisory, who spent a month in MDC as an intern, wrote to "Gulf News" about her time in Tel Aviv.

"As an Emirati researcher working in a global think-tank, I have been given the opportunity to open doors to a place we have never explored before. One of Trends’ main objectives is to bridge different think tanks globally, and they gave me the chance to exchange knowledge with the researchers of Israel, which is now possible thanks to the Abraham Accords.

I won’t lie; I got goosebumps when I got the news of being the first Emirati researcher to intern at an Israeli-based think-tank, The Moshe Dayan Centre for Middle Eastern and African Studies in Tel Aviv. I wanted a chance to see who Israelis are. This meant I had to jump into the unknown and to explore the unknown."