Sunday October 19, 2008 19:44
A typical ironic situation in UAE
Posted by utp as Life in the UAE
If you have heard of UAE which you would have probably, you couldnt have done without hearing the miseries of traffic.
In the absence of a useful transport system, most people who work here travel by cars. Since Dubai is so expensive to live most people come from neighbouring Emirates like Sharjah, Ajman & Ras-al-Khaimah… add both together and the equation spells TRAFFIC JAM. Today’s post is dedicated to this aspect of living in UAE which everybody pretty much gets used to and accepts as a given for living and working in the UAE.
Emirates Road is the route for most people coming from outside Dubai. Its a great idea of a freeway connecting all the Emirates. However it to has not stood the load of thousands of cars going in the same direction at the same time. The speed limit is 120km/h… officially.
One would expect the next line to read that people dont follow that limit and race through… hehehe…sorry to disappoint you. Remember that this post is about irony.
So what I really was trying to say is that if you get stuck in a a jam which I was a few days back… in front of a sign board saying maximum speed 120km/h and minimum 60km/h should they penalize me for driving slow?
That is one ironic spot to be in. Almost like someone played a joke on you…don’t you agree?