12 things that mean something totally different in Dubai
1. “Low floor”
Usual meaning: The first or second floor of an apartment block. Tends to mean that the person who lives there uses the stairs.
Dubai meaning: Anything below the 15th floor.
Usual meaning: A meal in between breakfast and lunch time.
Dubai meaning: All the fun.
3. “My rent is due”
Usual meaning: You need to pay up for the month before you see how much money you have to allocate to other things.
Dubai meaning: Paying six months’ worth of living expenses is about to stop you leaving your apartment for a few weeks.
Usual meaning: A season that brings weather such as rain, wind and snow.
Dubai meaning: Anything below 28 degrees Celsius.
5. “See you in 10 minutes”
Usual meaning: See you in 10 minutes.
Dubai meaning: See you in 20 to 40 minutes.
6. “Fancy car”
Usual meaning: A car brand that’s often considered luxury.
Dubai meaning: Chrome body kit, tinted windows, spinning rims.
7. "Supermarket shop"
Usual meaning: Going to the supermarket to buy food.
Dubai meaning: Picking what you want for dinner on your Instashop app and waiting for it to arrive.
8. “Police car”
Usual meaning: A normal-looking car with Police branding on it.
Dubai meaning: A Lamborghini.
Usual meaning: A machine that dispenses cash.
Dubai meaning: A machine that either dispenses cash or gold.
10. “Public toilet”
Usual meaning: A place that you don’t want to visit unless absolutely necessary.
Dubai meaning: Somewhere so stylish that you will take a picture for Instagram.
11. “I left my phone in a taxi”
Usual meaning: Gone forever.
Dubai meaning: You'll probably be without it for 24 hours.
12. “Room with a view”
Usual meaning: A room that has a view of some description.
Dubai meaning: This...