Dubai has an incredible public transport system and those other ‘posh taxis’ (looking at you Uber/Careem). But the nature of ‘first world problems’ means we’re programmed to complain about it all anyway.
And when you do make a mistake, the consequences can be punishing…
You can also end up with some hefty consequences if you’re one of those people ‘with a heavy foot.’
Then there are the other road users you have to deal with…
If you’re buying second hand, ALWAYS make sure it’s up to spec.
Finding a parking spot at the mall is a skill; it’s also 50 per cent luck and 50 per cent ruthlessness.
Finding your car after shopping is another skill entirely.
Parking outside isn’t always much easier.
Ah, how we look forward to the yearly relicensing – clicking that RTA fine ‘search option’ is far more intense than any movie you’ll watch.
And how do insurance companies come up with those renewal figures? How can it be more expensive than last year if the car is worth less and you have an extra year of ‘no-claims under your belt?’
And then there’s the associated risks with summer driving.
There’s some odd behaviour on the Metro too…
Owning a gold Nol card can do strange things to a person.
Which is why we love getting taxis…
Sometimes finding them is easier than others.
But we hold a special place in our hearts for the charismatic drivers.
There’s a natural hierarchy even within the taxi world.