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17 Signs You Live in Abu Dhabi

Whether you've lived here for one year or ten years, there are plenty of tell-tale signs that you live in the UAE's Capital!

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12 May 2016

Last updated on 6 August 2018
17 Signs You Live in Abu Dhabi

From erratic driving standards, to ridiculous amounts of iPhones and the comfort of answering your mobile phone in the cinema... These are but a few of some signs that you reside in Abu Dhabi. Capital of the UAE, this place certainly has some admirable traits, but there are a few habits that residents here tend to pick up.

And we’re all guilty of it each of them – don’t deny it.

So to provide you with some entertainment and somewhat self-realisation, we’ve gathered seventeen of the best points that truly sum up life in Abu Dhabi.

1. You use your hazard lights to tell people it's foggy, or raining

Because of course they can't see it for themselves!

1. You use your hazard lights to tell people it's foggy, or raining

2. You get sunburnt in December

But you need to soak up as much time in the sun as possible while the weather is still good!

2. You get sunburnt in December.

3. You love the hot water from the cold tap as it's saving you Dirhams

Can't it just be like this all year 'round?

3. You love the hot water from the cold tap as it's saving you Dirhams.

4. Rain is annoying because it makes your car dirty

It's like the rain was just waiting for you to wash your car!

4. Rain is annoying because it makes your car dirty.

5. You consider answering your phone in the cinema as OK behaviour

Everyone else is doing it...

5. You consider answering your phone in the cinema as OK behaviour.

6. Your Emirates ID expires before anyone has even asked for it

You might as well just leave it at home...

6. Your Emirates ID expires before anyone has even asked for it.

7. You have 3 mobile phones... And no landline

But landlines are so, like uncool and old school! But people need to be able to reach you ALL THE TIME

7. You have 3 mobile phones... And no landline.

8. You are no longer impressed by a Lamborghini or a Maserati.

Oh, you have a Lamborghini? Good for you...

8. You are no longer impressed by a Lamborghini or a Maserati.

9. Umbrellas are really for sun protection.

True story - this is what they were actually made for!

9. Umbrellas are really for sun protection.

10. You will happily drive over lanes of traffic to take your exit

Thinks to self: "Just wait, you are in my way and that's my exit!"

10. You will happily drive over lanes of traffic to take your exit.

11. You forget what snow feels like

Snow? What is that?

11. You forget what snow feels like.

12. You think 140kmph is SLOW for the motorway

This motorway is NOT meant for a lazy Saturday afternoon drive!

12. You think 140kmph is SLOW for the motorway.

13. Your GPS shows you're in the middle of the desert... When you're on a main road?

Will GPS's ever catch up with all the new developments?

13. Your GPS shows you're in the middle of the desert... When you're on a main road?

14. You can't see your toes any more

I think that's my toes? Maybe? Oh no... That's something else...

14. You can't see your toes any more.

15. You've drank 14 carat gold at Emirates Palace.

Because why not?

15. You've drank 14 carat gold at Emirates Palace.

16. Your area has ongoing construction. All. The. Time.

When will it stop?

16. Your area has ongoing construction. All. The. Time.

17. You think that huge sandstorm will be the last day on Earth for you.

Now's a good time to get out of here...

17. You think that huge sandstorm will be the last day on Earth for you.
 
 
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