Today the adventure began. Woke up early to get ready to go to the airport. Amy came over to say goodbye and then me and Yasmin went to town so I could buy my last minute things. Got home and tried to squeeze everything into my backpack! When we weighed my bag it was too heavy (surprisingly) and Yasmin helped me to cut down! I finally finished packing in time to go to the airport with a 15kg back back and my small hand luggage back pack. Before we left for the airport I had some time to sit with Mum, Dad and Yas and have a cuppa. Mum and dad had written me some cards with lovely words which set me off. We then left for the airport only 15 minutes later than planned! We got to the airport with time to spare so once we met up with Amelia and her boyfriend Phil and checked in I went for some food with the family before saying a emotional goodbye. Me and Amelia took a look around the shops waited for our gate number. Once we went to our gate we realised we were sitting no where near each other. I went and spoke to a man who worked for Emirates and managed to get us moved next to each other. When we got on the plane we got excited over how nice it was- it's the biggest Emirates plane- with all the films, food and drink and the hot flannels that we were given. After we had eaten our dinner we tried to sleep. Luckily because the flight was so empty I managed to move so me and Amelia had a whole row each to sleep across. We got some bad turbulence during the flight but we soon arrived in Dubai at 4.30am English time which was about 7 o'clock in Dubai feeling pretty tired.