11 Things You Learn The Hard Way Living In Dubai

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We will all raise our hands to admit that life here ain't all that tough. For what ever reason, things generally seem to run quite smoothly here.

But (and there's always a but) lets face it, no city is perfect and of course there are a few things in Dubai that could move a little faster. These are the things that we've learned, through experience, you're better off avoiding or things it's good to be aware of.

These are the nitty-gritty things, that only real locals will come to recognize as Dubai problems. Got any to add? Let us know in the comments.

1. Going to Dubai Mall on a Friday

And trying to get a reservation outside by the fountains

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2. Suddenly becoming tour guide for anyone that comes to visit

How many times have you visited the Burj now?

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3. Trying to find a cab between 6-7 PM

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4. Attending a public party at Nasimi beach

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5. Spliting the bill at the bar for “convenience” sake

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6. Giving your digits to property sales men...

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7. Arriving at the new Vox cinema without pre-booking a ticket

Em, how were you expecting to get in dude?

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8. Missing the last SZR to AD exit

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Not again!

9. Hearing about Du and Etisalat deals and then going in search of more affordable options

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10. Thinking that getting a taxi home from Dubai Mall is the fast option

...until you see the queue

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11. Arriving at a 'brunch' expecting a particularly large breakfast

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Don't worry...it's happened to the best of us

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Lovin Dubai Contributor

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