OK, I have almost been in Dubai for one year. I got here at the end of October, 2011. For the life of me, I do not know what it is about me or my car or maybe it is the way I zip around town in traffic……but in the past month or so, I have been asked by locals (or what appears to be locals) for DIRECTIONS.
One day it was a young man dressed in his dish/dash with his grandfather in the front seat and they needed directions to Al Barsha which is the next sub-division near my villa. A few days ago, a group of locals in a new Mercedes, pulled up to me at the stop/go light and asked directions to a major highway East of my villa. Today, an Indiana woman pulled up to me at the stop/go light and asked for directions to another area of town near my office. I told her to follow me since I was heading that way. She was following me for about three blocks and the next thing I knew she pulled off on to another road and went her own merry way to a different part of town. I hope she got to her destination.
Do you think an American in a little Toyota looks like he knows where everything is in Dubai?? Maybe since I am wearing my new Ray-Ban sunglasses, maybe they do not know that I am not a local………let me know if you have any thoughts on this matter…….