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Chocoholic wrote:Wow talk about slating! Dubai has alot going for it, but is trying to do too much too fast. It's pretty cool you have to admit, sure there are problems but doesn't every big city have those. It'll all fall into line sooner or later. Probably later when all the expats have left because they can't afford the rents and the labourers have downed tools and all gone home because they haven't been paid. Sad, but possibly true.
aduberdu wrote:it depends if u r here for a long time..........i am here since childhood yeah dubai gets boring because of traffic issues and all that shit........but if u are here since childhood u get used 2 it......its the same thing if i fly to london and try 2 settle over there....i l get bored over there.........
Ryan wrote:well again.. its not abt adjusting somewhere we dont know enough.. its jst the feelings n emotions inside.. its not real.. every1 s running after mirage.. n ofcourse no1 can reach it... may b 2 hard to admit but life rocks but every1 s inner is dying n no one can see it... believe me...aduberdu wrote:it depends if u r here for a long time..........i am here since childhood yeah dubai gets boring because of traffic issues and all that shit........but if u are here since childhood u get used 2 it......its the same thing if i fly to london and try 2 settle over there....i l get bored over there.........
Jeevan wrote:Hey all,
Me thinks every place has its own set of problems, Dubai is making it big on the international arena so definately there will be a few problems here and there. But i guess one has to live with it. Competition - i agree the pay scales are not upto the mark i would say,but if you know what you want even that is enuff i say.
Traffic YES thats a big issue so kinda unsure whether i shud buy a car and add to the agony of thousands of commuters out there or rather look for a place really close to my work place so i can walk down.
Apart from that i like the place , though many people live in their own world, i am satisfied with the set of people i know. Rather i would say i have learned to be satisfied with what i have.
GAB wrote:Just an aside, I stood in line waiting to go into Ski Dubai where an expat infront of me whined about the cost of entering the Ski Park (adults Dh50 and kids Dh40.....hmmmmmm how much is that in pounds??? Me thinks not much!!) and that expats should get a discount and his other comments about a place that has obviously given him the lifestyle he enjoys.....my eldest daughter whispered to me "He is very rude"!
cadmus wrote:i think expensive is a relative term. 50 dhs may not be a big amount for you coz you are coming from places where purchasing power parity is very high as compared to dirhams...but for people from south asian countries it might be too high...people can have 10 meals in that amount in India and pakistan!
Ryan wrote:Dont you think that some times life here in dubai looks so fake.. so plastic.. ppl say dubai rocks.. but not for all.. wht do u think?
baba90 wrote:well the germans are making a train from jumeriah to burj dubai and it will be done by 2006, and also there are other roads you can take besidses sheik zayed road, and honetly i wouldnt mind the traffic, if i lived in a great place such as dubia but unfortunalty im living in usa and im so pissd every day. for some reason i feel depressed and i cant get out of this hole