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I received this funny email from my younger sister Habab aka Kabab! I found it very funny and very true as well!! It summaries some facts about driving in Dubai and UAE in general.



1. If your road map is more than a few weeks old, throw it out and get a new one.


2. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Dubai has it's own version of traffic rules, which can be summarized as "Hold on and pray!"


3. There is no such thing as a dangerous high-speed chase in Dubai Everyone drives like that.

4. When you plan to get a new car, ask first about its acceleration from 80 to 160 Km/h (recommended: 3 seconds). Very important if you frequently use the Emirates Road.


5. The morning rush hour is from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM, The evening rush hour is from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM.


6. Thursday's rush hour starts Wednesday morning.


7. If you are the first one at the intersection, when the light turns green ignore the car honking behind you and count to five to avoid crashing into one of the cars running the red light in cross-traffic.


8. Car horns are actually toys for big boys.

9. Anyone in a Land Cruiser, Tuned Patrol, or Mercedes with 100% tinted windows has the right of way. Period!

10. If you are driving a Corolla, Sunny, or another small Japanese car,
stay on the far right lane. No comment!


11. To ask directions, you must have good knowledge of Hindi/ Malayalam

3 comments

  1. Eman  

    lo0o0oo0ol, that's really funny, but it is not only when drivin in Dubai, that's true in all Arabic countries, Isn't it?

  2. Daana Lost in Translation  

    looooooooooooool...this is sooo true when I went back 2 visit UAE after 8 years in USA I was shocked to see how bad people drive. I visited LA once and thought those people r the worst drivers on the planet..that changed when I went 2 UAE. ya hafeez

  3. AyMoNy  

    Well now you guys can fell what I'm suffering over here..

    I had many close encounters with death on the roads of Dubai. But that is nothing compared to what is happening elsewhere in Dubai.

    Drive safe!

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