The Ultimate Dubai Etiquette Guide Every Resident Needs To Follow

10 rules to live by

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Dubai's USP is that it's a multicultural city. And if your work space or residential block doesn't prove it, then let's throw in stats which state that expats account for almost 85% of the total population. This clearly means we all come with a set of beliefs, behaviours and ideas that might not go down too well with someone from another part of the world. Therefore, here's a guide to help each one settle in (better).

1. It is NOT okay to throw your rubbish around. They have dustbins around the city for a reason

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2. You can wait for the next elevator...and if you really can't, then take the stairs 

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3. There's no need to push and shove other commuters to get a seat on the metro. It's OKAY to stand sometimes

And on that note. Please let commuters OFF The Metro before you get on....cheers.

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4. If your meal means so much to you, please enjoy it before you get on the road. We're all for safe driving

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5. Out of courtesy to colleagues, use a language that everyone follows

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6. Trust us when we say: other shoppers, commuters or colleagues are not interested in your convos. Lower your volume in enclosed areas

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7. Ensure you're not blocking the entire path should you decide to stroll in the park, mall or even on the road

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8. Staring is a NO-NO. Nobody appreciates you scanning them head to toe whatever the reason may be

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9. This would be (slightly) acceptable if you were driving a truck, not otherwise my friend

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10. However desperate you are for a parking space, you do not block someone else's car

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Written By

Naina Shahani

Born and brought up in Dubai, Naina is a trained reflexologist who loves gastronomic adventures, genuine people and green tea. When not writing, she splits her time between finding different places to eat at and perfecting her Instagram shots.

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