I’m not sure why I went searching for online reviews of a city I live in but one day, as I was trying to find something to keep me entertained while I waited for my Netflix account to get reactivated (I have a horrible habit of forgetting my passwords and landing up with locked accounts), I randomly decided to read through reviews of Dubai. That’s when I landed on this hilarious website (I will NOT name it, not yet anyway). While it did give me the tickles for the greater part of the evening, and maybe even more than the Hasan Minhaj episode I was really looking forward to watch, I’m still trying to figure out what most of them are actually trying to say!
Here you go. Let’s show Dubai some love 😉
“Many people visit Dubai every year, not just ordinary people but celebrities and important people too.”
Yes, that certainly increases the allure – ‘important’ people visiting a country. I’d never go someplace important people didn’t care to visit!
“My cousin lives there so it is not a big deal.”
I know right, if I know someone living there, it kind of takes away the greatness of the place. Even if ‘celebrities and important people’ visit it!
“It’s Mumbai of the Gulf!”
Not sure if this person has ever been to Mumbai?
“Dubai has become a “must-see” place on the wish list of any self-respecting traveler.”
True, you should be ashamed of yourself if you haven’t been to Dubai!
“The name ‘Dubai’ must be an abbreviated one and each letter stands for different adjectives. D-dude u-unbelievable b-bedazzling a-amazing i-illusions.”
Should I care to point out that most of those words are not actually adjectives?
“What is Dubai? If there was a dot on the world map, Dubai would be it.“
Sounds so poetic…and like most poetry, I’m still trying to find the deeper meaning in it.
“Dubai is often called ”The Hong Kong of the Middle East” because of its role as a free port and sometimes as a the ”Venice of the Middle East” because it is built on water.”
And apparently, sometimes even ‘The Mumbai of the Middle East’. Wait, built on water?
“Dubai is the place where people from all countries work; all types of people like black, white and other colours, live together.”
That’s true though, we do have a lot of colourful people here. You name it, we got it!
“So many things are artificial, like islands, buildings, water. It is like, it is not even real!”
Not sure how water can be artificial? Or buildings be unreal! Don’t worry, if it looks like water, it IS water. And if you see a building, it most likely actually exists.
“There is so much variety in the food here, you can find the cuisine from any world!”
Umm.. how many worlds are out there?
“We have seen different types of luxurious cars as people living there have lots of money.”
That’s what I get to hear every time I complain about paying high rents and ridiculous prices for food. You live in Dubai, you’re rich, don’t complain!
“Dubai – ‘Do Buy’ “
Maybe the tourism department needs to visit this website more often, for some inspiration – there really are a bunch of creative people writing these reviews!
“Best part about Dubai is that it is very very expensive.”
Umm.. really? The ‘best part’?
I rest my case.
Disclaimer (because egos are known to be fragile): All quotes cited in this post are entirely non-fictitious and have been kept anonymous due to obvious reasons. In no way are any of my statements meant to (intentionally) slander any individual or website.
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