I was at Tasjeel (like the DMV) yesterday and I saw this sign. This is so Dubai.
Yesterday, a co-worker and I were talking and I mentioned that my salary would be much lower in Finland - not like here where salaries tend to be high. She said oh, our salaries here are higher, but there are always more things to spend our money on. So true! Like VIP service at the DMV...which, to be honest, I have used at least once. And it was totally worth it.
In other Dubai news: At more and more shopping malls these days, they have car finding stations at the exits, so you can locate your car in the massive parking lots. Neat!