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20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

Whether you're an expat or a tourist visiting, here are 20 things you will no doubt only experience while here.

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1 May 2016

Last updated on 2 July 2017
20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

Whether you're an expatriate living here, or a tourist visiting, here are twenty things you will no doubt only experience while here in the Emirate. 

1. Patience really is a virtue

Because let's face it, you won't be getting to The Dubai Mall quickly between 4pm and 8pm.

Fairy Godmother patience | 20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

2. Speaking only one language is really quite a frustrating thing

You don't understand a lot of people. Even people who speak the same language, their accent completely throws you. 

Jennifer Lawrence confused | 20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

3. Despite not understanding, you do manage to pick up basic Arabic to get by.

Yallah | 20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

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4. You quickly learn that yes doesn't always mean yes. 

The Blacklist | 20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

 

5. Everywhere delivers.

Walking to Costa is a ridiculous concept here. 

Cara Delevigne | 20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

6. You will reveal the worst, hungriest (and probably most drunk) version of yourself at brunch.

Supernatural | 20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

7. Even if you loved the heat, you will hate it here.

Nobody loves the heat here. 

Indiana jones melting | 20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

8. Things like everyday banking, ordering a takeaway or paying your bills are NOT a simple phone call away.

We simply can't handle it sometimes... This results in expat anger.

Complicate | 20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

9. Driving in Dubai is a little bit like Mario Kart. 

Mario Kart | 20 things you only experience in Dubai

10. Thursday is your new favourite day. 

Jungle book | 20 things you only experience in Dubai

11. Sunday is your least favourite day.

Sleeping Cat | 20 things you only experience in dubai

12. Everyone assumes you're rich because you live in Dubai.

Wolf of wall street | 20 things you only experience in Dubai

13. Cars look like they're from video games.

Cars in Dubai | 20 things you only experience in dubai

14. Navigating the malls here is a skill you must learn that is vital to surviving. 

Lost in the shining | 20 things you only experience in Dubai

15. Winter is your new favourite season

Because it comes with acceptable temperatures, leaving you smug as. 

Christian bale | 20 things you only experience in Dubai

16. You come to appreciate that bigger is always better in all aspects of life. 

Burj khalifa | 20 things you only experience in dubai

17. Everyone turns into part-human, part-sloth during the summer months.

Because it's too hot to do anything. Not even move. 

Sloth | 20 things you only experience in dubai

18. Paying rent in one cheque, two cheques and for the lucky ones, four is painful. 

Bridesmaids I'm poor | 20 things you only experience in dubai

19. Rain is the WORST thing that can happen here. 

Rain in dubai | 20 things you only experience in Dubai

20. Turning up at the bank and realising there's a four hour wait.

There's no point complaining, make a day of it. 

20 things you only experience in dubai

20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

 

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