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There are always so many negative comments about living in our land of sand, that it's time to look at the positives again. I am not interested if your vast salary makes you happy, but what are the other pleasures that put a smile on your face? :)


Waking up to sunshine 350 days a year
Parakeets & hummingbirds in my garden
The speed at which my plants grow
Sunset walks along the beach
Shwarmas

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... what are the other pleasures that put a smile on your face? :)
- Watching kids dive into the sand in JBR walk while their parents worry about their clean clothes
- wearing sandals and buying new ones without worrying about the winter!
- no added tax on top of the sale price
- variety of cultures (even more than canada!!)
- birds singing all year round
- hhhmmmmm ...... will add later :)
 

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shopping (makes me smile everywhere) lol
driving CLEAN car (never happens back home) lol
wearing flip flops (hardly happens back home) lol
no drunk people (there are, but they are hiding) lol
safety of my kid (the best of the best)
expat forum for expats living in dubai ))))
 

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-Driving 160 on Dubai to AD highway. :p
-Being able to camp pretty much anywhere you want to.
-Shawarmas.
-Affordable motoring. Fuel price as well as car prices.
-Going shopping after work as the shops remain open till late.
 

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My Sunshine.
 

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Other people smiling,
British wit (at least when I understand it)
Visiters with gifts
gifts


and anyone named Ernie or possessing a name like Snoop Dog or Flava Fave
 

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Melody;249282 - wearing sandals and buying new ones without worrying about the winter![/QUOTE said:
This is one of my favourite things - I used to live in my Havaianas at home but frost bite was a severe problem in January. Now I only ever take them off for work (and clubs).

-Sunshine Sunshine Sunshine.
-My Job (I love it!)
-Riding out into the Desert with a BBQ some rugs and Torches and having a good time
-Surfing & Skiing in the same day.
-The multiculturalism - especially as this means you can find ANYTHING in a supermarket here!
-The skyline of the cities (Really!)
-Brunch (an entirely new concept for me)
-Shwarma and Falafel - with sheisha for afters (Bahraini Apple mmmmm!)
-My Friends
-The amount of visitors I get
-Camels
-The drive through Oman for beach camping occasionally (BEAUTIFUL!)

I could go on but I would get boring and the Lorazepam will run out soon ;)
 

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Having started a Marine Aquarium Society of UAE and forming friendships with like minded individuals from all over the world - Enjoying helping grow a hobby that I am very attached to.

Going to the driving range and being able to hit some balls - makes me almost feel like I am home.

Looking at my bank account and seeing no electricy, cable, water, trash, internet, home phone bills and being able to make big lump payments on my vw, college loans, etc :D Come on debtless!
 

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There are always so many negative comments about living in our land of sand, that it's time to look at the positives again. I am not interested if your vast salary makes you happy, but what are the other pleasures that put a smile on your face? :)


Waking up to sunshine 350 days a year
Parakeets & hummingbirds in my garden
The speed at which my plants grow
Sunset walks along the beach
Shwarmas

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Oh and this forum
 

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My car (couldn't afford the car or the petrol in the UK)
My apartment (three or four times the size of the apartment I left in London and no mice)
Shwarmas
Not worrying much about crime
The weather
No more Seasonally Affected Depression
Shwarmas
Kids in school generally well behaved (no stabbings since I arrived!)
Shwarmas
The shopping
The Burj Khalifa (still, to my mind, the most beautiful building I have seen, and I can see it from my classroom window)
Shwarmas
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Shwarmas
 

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I love the whole eating culture here... there's so much to choose from

Umm that's the only thing I like about this country...

Shawarmas here are meh.
 

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... and the winner is Shawarma!!! Mabrouk! Congratulations! bla bla bla (you know that raffle in HyperPanda when you can win what you bought for free))))
 

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I love the whole eating culture here... there's so much to choose from

Umm that's the only thing I like about this country...

Shawarmas here are meh.
I imagine Ossy as a little choppy boy, who loves to eat as throughout this forum you mentioned couple of times that you only care about what to eat:cool:
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