Sarah Garden17 Apr 2017 AT 02:51 PM

16 things that you only do if you live in Dubai

"Take pictures of bathrooms because they're so impressive"
Sarah Garden17 Apr 2017 AT 02:51 PM
16 things that you only do if you live in Dubai
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1. Go on a full-blown “night out” at lunchtime.
“Just eaten breakfast, which means that it’s time to get ready!”

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2. Call the shop downstairs and ask them to deliver one bottle of water.
“Don’t look at me like that, I’m thirsty.”

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3. Refer to the Burj Khalifa or the Burj Al Arab as simply “The Burj”.
Everyone knows which one you mean based on the context of your conversation.

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4. Refer to the malls by their acronym – “Are you going to MOE or DFC?”
Apart from The Dubai Mall, that’s just always “Dubai Mall”.

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5.  Walk into a restaurant and order something that isn’t on the menu.
“Yeah I know you don’t have a fruit platter on the menu but can you just go to the kitchen and chop up some fruit? Thanks.”

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6. Go to the cinema just to buy popcorn and leave without even seeing a movie.
“I’m just going to eat this at home watching Netflix.”

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7. Take pictures of bathrooms because they’re so impressive.
Dubai is the only place where a public toilet is nicer than your toilet at home.

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8. Go for lunch in a 7 star hotel like it’s no biggy.
“Meet you at the Burj at 1.30pm.”

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9. Turn up to everything 30 minutes later than scheduled.
“She said to meet at the Burj at 1.30pm so shall we leave at 1.45?”

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10. Pop into the biggest mall on the planet to grab a coffee.
It’s your local, after all.

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11. Ignore the Bugatti that just drove past you…
… because you saw a chrome one earlier that was much more impressive.

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12. Tweet things like this.

13. Stop to take pictures of Police cars...
... because they’re the coolest Police cars in the world.

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14. Buy gold in a vending machine.
You got bored of buying snickers and Gatorade.

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15. Go skiing when its 40 degrees outside.
… and complain about how cold it is for the full 60 minutes.

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16. Walk from your sun lounger to the pool like this...
... because you forgot your flip flops and it's summer.

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