Dubai’s expats

I had to share these tongue-in-cheek images, published in the Daily Mail, that made me laugh last week! Dubai-based expat designer Clare Napper has created a series of posters poking fun at Western expats living in Dubai.

I’d love to be all high and mighty and say that these are merely contributing to the unfair stereotype of Dubai, but I have to say that a lot of these pictures rang true to some of my experience of living there!

Ravi’s has become a bit of an institution in Dubai – it’s a Pakistani restaurant that serves cheap and delicious food to everyone from cabbies to Western expats. Visa runs, jaunts to Barracuda in Umm Al Quwain for cheap booze and trips to Musandam, RAK and Fujairah are also spot on, as is the fact that pretty much every restaurant in Dubai delivers. As a treat, if I knew I was going home to an empty flat, I’d strategically time a call to Wagamama on my way home from work so that my Yaki Udon and I would arrive at my front door at the same time!

I miss Dubai!

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