16 things you find odd about other cities if you’re used to Dubai
1. People not constantly remarking on how hot it is…
You have to come up with some new small talk.
2. … Because it isn’t that hot.
In fact, you’ve had to dig an old jacket out of the back of your wardrobe.
3. Shops shutting at 6pm.
“WHAT?! WHY? HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO GO AFTER WORK?”
4. Not being able to order from any restaurant you like.
“What do you mean they don’t deliver? Give me that phone.”
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!
7. Bus stops that are completely opened to the elements.
In Dubai they are air conditioned to the perfect temperature.
8. Police driving around in completely normal cars.
How are they supposed to catch people?!
9. Lifts that only go up to the 11th floor.
“Where are all the other numbers?”
10. A commute taking more than an hour.
“I’m sorry I ever complained about Dubai traffic.”
11. Taxi meters starting at AED15 or above before the car starts moving.
12. Not being called Ma’am or Sir.
Just when you’d started getting used to it…
13. Having a salt shaker on your table so you have to season your food yourself.
“Somebody call Salt Bae immediately.”
14. Waiting at the gas station for someone to fill up your car and realising that you have to do it yourself.
15. Not having a women’s carriage on the metro.
“So… we just have to elbow our way in with everyone else?”
16. Vending machines having such a limited offering.
I want to buy a bar of gold, not a Snickers!