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20 Things You’ll Relate To If You’ve Ever Lived In The Middle East

 1. You’ve seen some of the most beautiful mosques in the world

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi

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2. And it’s not only the mosques that are impressive, the city centers never fail to impress as well

The Intersection of Giants - Dubai
The Intersection of Giants – Dubai

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3. You’d love to explore more of the Middle East’s diverse landscapes, but never really got the chance to do so

Al Mughasil beach, Salalah
Al Mughasil beach, Salalah

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4. It doesn’t matter if you are never on time – everyone is used to people coming late

Arabs Always late for party

5. You realize that dune bashing is one of the most fun adventure sports there is

A Snap from The Empty Quarter Driven Challenge by Land Rover Mena
A Snap from The Empty Quarter Driven Challenge by Land Rover MENA

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6. Stress – well you’ve learnt to live without it

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7. You’ve eaten some of the most diverse of cuisines, thanks to people coming from around the world and living here

 

Diverse of cuisines
Diverse of cuisines

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 8. And yes, Arabian food has something for almost every type of palette

Arabian Dishes

 

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 9. The localized offerings by foreign fast food brands are simply amazing

Mc Arabia Chicken

10. The energy at the football stadiums here is hard to match

Arab Football Stadiums

11. You hardly ever have to worry about cold water in the shower, it mostly varies from hot to very hot in it

 

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12. You don’t have to sing lullabies to your children at night, the sound of the AC is enough to get them to sleep

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13. You get to enjoy the cheapest petrol in the world, it’s cheaper than mineral water!

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14. The Arabic script on logos make them look much better

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15. Malls are your favorite hangout spots

16. And yes, the malls in the Middle East are humongous

Dubai 2008

17. You find the smell of frankincense and Oud to be far better than any air freshener

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18. You’ve seen rich traditions and modernity interact, producing something absolutely amazing

The Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai
The Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai

19. The picturesque beaches here are warm year round, so you never really worried about swimming in Winter

Socotra Island, Yemen
Socotra Island, Yemen

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20. You’ve gotten used to the sound of the Azan (Islamic call to prayer) repeating itself 5 times a day, which brings with it moments of peace and serenity in your hectic day to day life

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