Kate-Lynne Wolmarans30 Mar 2017 AT 12:55 PM

16 signs that you live in Dubai's Mirdif

You’ve given up on trying to explain where it is
Kate-Lynne Wolmarans30 Mar 2017 AT 12:55 PM
16 signs that you live in Dubai's Mirdif
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Uptown Mirdiff

1. You've lived here longer than 10 years...
... which probably means that you still live with your family or you have kids.

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2. You do most of your socialising at Spinneys or Mirdif City Centre.
Sorry but Barasti is so far away that it might as well be in another country.

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3. You’ve given up on trying to explain where it is to newbie expats in Dubai Marina.
It’s past Airport Terminal 3 for all those wondering.

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4. Apartment blocks with more than three floors give you anxiety.
You live on the 14th floor? It’s cool, I don't want to go out onto your balcony.

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5. The only way to get a taxi is to order one.
Sorry but we’re not walking to Uptown Mirdif or Mirdif City Centre.

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6. The school run takes about 10 minutes.
Because it's almost impossible to live more than 10 minutes away from a school. We're serious, there’s British, American and even Government.  

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7. ... But thanks to all the schools, driving to the Rashidiya Metro Station takes about 45 minutes.
Even, though it’s just 14.5km away.

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8. You love it when it stops raining.
Nothing like riding your bicycle on the sand dunes.

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9. You get really excited when there’s a concert at the Dubai Autism Rocks Arena.
Because nobody likes spending all their concert money on the cab to the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. 

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10. You and your colleagues get home at the exact same time.
Even though you went straight home and they went for dinner and a movie…  

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11. You have more furniture than all your friends who don’t live in Mirdif put together.
You have regular trips to IDEA and Dragon Mart to thank for that.

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12. You manage your time by the number of planes that have passed.
Uhhh, thats' the third Boeing 777 to pass, food’s been in the oven for 15 minutes then.

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13. You watch most of your YouTube videos at work or at your friends place.
Your WiFi connection at home means that you have to wait about three minutes for a 30 second video to buffer. 

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14. You get really offended when families move to Jumeriah Beach Road or The Greens.
We thought you were one of us?

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15. When you say you’re going to the beach, you actually mean it.
Sorry Caroline, but Al Mamzar beach doesn’t have a pool, DJ or shisha. It's a proper beach with sand and sea.

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16. You never worry about running into your co-workers on weekends.
Emirates Terminal 3 is the closest that they’ll get and Mirdif City Centre is the furthest that you’ll go.  

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