Team shortlist27 Apr 2017 AT 01:04 PM

15 signs that you’ve adapted to life in Dubai

You rarely to the grocery store below your building but order from it all the time
Team shortlist27 Apr 2017 AT 01:04 PM
15 signs that you’ve adapted to life in Dubai
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1. You can lose your temper in not one but three languages…
“Jaldee habibi move it!”

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2. You’re always ready for a party. 
The ladies in your office all have a ball gown, evening dress and at least three pairs of heels under their desks.

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3. You get slightly anxious when there’s no traffic…
No, seriously, what have we missed?

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4. You greeted your friends back in your home country with three cheek kisses and they just stared… 
So much for being excited to see me.

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5. You’re no longer claustrophobic. 
A few trips to Dubai Mall on a Friday and a couple trips on the Dubai Metro during rush hour was all it took.

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6. When someone says “Friday” all you can think of is brunch...
And you're not even sorry.

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7. You’ve got friends from all corners of the globe. 
One of the many wonders of living in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.

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8. The list of things you can’t leave your house without has doubled…
“I’m gonna be walking for at least five minutes so I’ll need some concealer, deodorant, a hair brush, perfume and tissues. I also have dinner plans right after work… so I’ll need some make-up, a change of clothes and maybe even a different pair of shoes.” And, after packing all of that, you forgot your phone charger and wallet.

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9. You find comfort in the sound of construction. 
You're literally watching the city grow before your eyes…

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10. Your auto mechanic skills have greatly declined... unless you're a auto mechanic of course. 
“Hi there, I’m trying to change my tyre but can’t seem to find the spare?”

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11. Your daily mood is heavily dependent on the weather and your Wi-Fi connection. 
“It’s humid outside and you’re telling me that Starbucks’ Wi-Fi is down… I’ll just go back to bed then.”

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12. You've just spent AED250 on being groomed and it's not even for any event in particular.
That's okay though because your social calendar is always full.

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13. You rarely go to the grocery store below your building but order from it all the time.
“Hi David, one bottle of water please. Yes, yes, it’s apartment 217 again.”

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14. You’re not even phased by the sight of a Ferrari anymore.
It’s all about flying cars now my friend.

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15. Driving aside, you’ve become extremely patient.
Better pack in some food, magazines and maybe even a blanket for my trip to Etisalat/du/ Dewa.  

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