03 Aug 2017 AT 10:11 AM

16 things you find odd about other cities if you’re used to Dubai

Lifts that only go up to the 11th floor
03 Aug 2017 AT 10:11 AM
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1. People not constantly remarking on how hot it is…
You have to come up with some new small talk.

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2. … Because it isn’t that hot.
In fact, you’ve had to dig an old jacket out of the back of your wardrobe.

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3. Shops shutting at 6pm.
“WHAT?! WHY? HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO GO AFTER WORK?”

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4. Not being able to order from any restaurant you like.
“What do you mean they don’t deliver? Give me that phone.”

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5. Going to the bathroom and finding that your view is just a stone wall.
It’s nothing like this…

6. Buildings seem really, really small.
Call that a skyscraper? Pah!

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7. Bus stops that are completely opened to the elements.
In Dubai they are air conditioned to the perfect temperature.

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8. Police driving around in completely normal cars.
How are they supposed to catch people?!

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9. Lifts that only go up to the 11th floor.
“Where are all the other numbers?”

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10. A commute taking more than an hour.
“I’m sorry I ever complained about Dubai traffic.”

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11. Taxi meters starting at AED15 or above before the car starts moving.
Seriously?!

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12. Not being called Ma’am or Sir.
Just when you’d started getting used to it…

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13. Having a salt shaker on your table so you have to season your food yourself.
“Somebody call Salt Bae immediately.”

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14. Waiting at the gas station for someone to fill up your car and realising that you have to do it yourself.
*Face, palm*

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15. Not having a women’s carriage on the metro.
“So… we just have to elbow our way in with everyone else?”

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16. Vending machines having such a limited offering.
I want to buy a bar of gold, not a Snickers!

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