Tag Archive: UAE

The Myth of the Compact Cell Phone

Over the years, most forms of technology seem to have gotten smaller. But for some reason cell phone manufacturers have decided to be rebels, releasing larger phones year after year. I’m sure there’s… Continue reading

The Real UAE Driving License Test

The process for getting a driving license in the UAE has changed a lot in the last few years. One of the more recent changes is a theory component that tackles road safety.… Continue reading

Airport Taxis: The Most Taxing Aspect of Travel

One of the nice things about Dubai Airport is that both terminal 1 and 3 are accessible via metro. One of the not nice things is that I somehow always end up returning… Continue reading

You Know You Live in Dubai When…

You associate Friday brunch with drunken British expats rather than eggs and toast The cost of petrol is less than the cost of using the metro You see more cranes than trees You… Continue reading

Common Job Interview Questions in Dubai

Dubai, home to many nationalities, is also home to companies with equally diverse management styles. Some are undoubtedly more professional than others. Here are a few common interview questions you can expect from organisations… Continue reading

Dubai’s Unofficial Driving Rules

It’s been a while since I got my driver’s license. Evidently the official driving rules I was taught no longer seem to matter. Based on months of observation here are the unofficial driving rules of… Continue reading

Conversations with Customer Service

Anyone who lives in the UAE can attest to the fact that customer service is usually far from exemplary. While I suspect customer service is a problem in many countries, conversations with customer… Continue reading

The Road to Scary Driving Starts in Dubai

If you regularly read this space you’ve probably figured out that I’m not too thrilled with the people I meet on the bus and metro. So you might be wondering why I don’t… Continue reading

My Opinion on Opinions

There are some situations in which you will accept that someone has a different opinion from you, and there are some situations where you will do your best to convince someone else that… Continue reading

Dubai: The City of… Cities?

Many of the newer regions in Dubai have the word ‘city’ attached to them. Personally I’m not sure if the person naming these places truly understands the definition of the word ‘city’. Or… Continue reading