(But I think some gas stations are going to start it now? You realize that you’ve taken the Ski Dubai for granted as there’s no other place in the world with such a thing. Dubai did not beg for you to stay in the place, in fact – it can strive on with or without you since a lot of people would trade places with you.
There will be no shortage of toilet papers, bidet and cleaning staff in any public toilets (that I have visited). Getting a job offer from anywhere in the world is never good enough compared to the tax-free salary you get in Dubai (and the rest of Middle East) along with the 30-day holiday per year, paid plane tickets, health insurance, housing and transportation allowance and the list goes on. Seeing a normal Porsche or Lamborghini without any kind of customization does not impress you anymore. It’s funny because I’ve written both the pros and cons of the city.
If it’s not gold-plated then it doesn’t deserve a second-look. You’re not used to the cold weather because you get sunshine 365 days a year in Dubai. You realize that spending your vacation in different continents everytime is a luxury that not anyone can do/afford. I think I have written more cons than the pros actually but those who hate Dubai (for whatever reasons they have) just saw the good things I wrote about it and attacked me for liking Dubai.
Hence in this case, when you’re out of the city – you’re covered from head-to-toe with warmers in a 17 degree celsius temperature and everyone’s looking at you with a weird smirk on your face like you came from a different planet. The hotel standards in Dubai is very high (in terms of facilities). With Dubai’s location being near to Asia, Europe and Americas – traveling is just too easy. You’re psyched to give out an actual address to your friends and families and not just landmarks near to where you live like what you’re used to when you were in Dubai. You act surprised (and psyched) when you see alcoholic drinks being sold in supermarkets when you’re out of Dubai. Most of them think that whoever lives or worst yet, likes living in Dubai are not a good example in the society that we live in and must be condemned.
A 3-star property in Dubai is like a 4-star property to the rest of the world. You can’t believe your eyes when you see a lot of trees! That’s just silly if you ask me because the reasons they’re saying why everyone should hate Dubai is happening around the world.
Exactly 2 months ago from today, I arrived in the US for a holiday – an extended one as you may notice.
When you’re out with your friends in Dubai, it looks like you’re representing the United Nations. Air-conditioning anywhere in the world is never the right temperature. You don’t get what the hype is all about when it comes to signature restaurants as there are a lot of those in Dubai that it looks to you like it’s the most normal thing on earth. You act completely surprised at the sight of how much the gasoline price is outside of Dubai. You miss having anything delivered to you at any given hour. Possible to be delivered to you if you’re in Dubai. You’re surprised that the rest of the world still gets actual mails in their mailboxes. I lived in a 2-bedroom apartment with 10 people residing in it and we all have to share one bathroom during my first 2 years in Dubai but did that make me feel miserable? I never even complained about it and I am always proud to narrate the funny things which happened to me during those first 2 years of my Dubai life. Because I always see the glass half full, it’s only now that I realized, after receiving so many hate comments from hateful people, that being a positive person is a crime.On a side note, putting gas yourself in your car overwhelms you as you’ve never done it before in Dubai. For all the haters of Dubai, you do realize that all of the things that you are saying about this city just reflects back on you right?I am missing a lot of things that are considered normal in Dubai but totally unnecessary to the rest of the world. On the other hand, I am also now enjoying some things that are not found in Dubai. If you want to promote something, you sure don’t need to pay ridiculous amounts of money for advertising – just post it on Facebook and the word will spread like wildfire. However, I’m quite surprised that I have received a lot of hate comments from people who are actually living in Dubai right about now.You may take it as good or bad but definitely most of it are good. Everyone’s in social media in Dubai, even the Sheikh is. You lose your wits when you encounter discount stores when you’re outside of Dubai. 🙂 On a side note, after posting this – my site crashed as it was not able to handle the amount of people who visited my site. I must admit that I was not expecting such thing to happen, 25,00 views in a matter of 24 hours. Some of the comments are too nasty that I didn’t even approve it as I will be responsible for whatever is written on this website.
Here are just some of the reasons why living in Dubai will ruin you for life. Dubai has the cleanest public toilets which you will never find in any other cities (that I have visited). Even the Dubai outlet mall is expensive (at least for me). You’re surprised to know that a tiny studio apartment rent that you’re paying in JLT is as much as a 3 bedroom house in the US (based on my experience). You realize salons and spas are cheap in Dubai (comparing to the US). You’re surprised to see “older” flight attendants serving you drinks during a flight and they’re actually smiling and very nice to you. You get surprised and bewildered and think that you’ve been conned when you go in a government office and finish your legal process is no more than 5 minutes. If you’re putting any curse words, it won’t make it to the comment section.Cleanliness is what makes this city beautiful and they do take it quite seriously. A long wait is always required whenever you need to process things (whether it be a legal process or just finalizing your bill with Du) in Dubai that you’d be able to finish a book as you wait. Otherwise, everything’s approved because I believe in freedom of speech and difference in opinion, which apparently some of the commenters do not.