Try to not get lost in the city
There are certain things that we take for granted, like going to the supermarket and waiting in line to pay or finding a friend’s house if we have the correct address. In Dubai until very recently having the correct address was not enough. In order to find the desired destination you had to have a detailed explanation of which road to take and which landmarks to look for.
For expats was a nightmare, walking around with little notes and drawing looking for the mosque in the corner, a red door or a specific tree, more like a treasure hunt for them. The change occurred in 2015 when finally the authorities issued a unique 10 digit number for each building. What a relief!