Whenever we wanna go out to any place – either inside or outside Dubai, my wife immediately tells me ” Aha, it is time to get lost!” Actually, most of the times we end up in a totally different place leading us to discover new routs and places – even sightseeing :). So as a precaution, I always make sure to have a full-fuel tank whenever I intend to leave out and carry a map with me.
Examples of getting lost:
– Once we were going to “Alfujeira” – a city located almost 200 km away from Dubai – but we ended up at 30 km away from another city “Ras Alkhaima” .
– Another time I kept searching almost one week for the exit towards an area called “International city” and finally when I got there I found out – by mistake – it was only 2 km away from me!!! (like doh!)
– I remember this incident very well, after I finished a visit to a friend in the capital “Abu Dhabi” – almost 200 km away from Dubai – I ended up “really” lost in the desert area around 12:00 A.M in the middle of the night alone in a foggy weather and a mobile run out of charging. That night I was really scared!
Nowadays, even though I still get lost – but not as before I think 🙂 – I find my way easily since the human GPS is sitting next to me – my wife 😀 – and after that I say: ” Hmm, I think I know this area …. but where from …..? ” I bet you all know the answer now. Exactly, ” I must have been lost here before!”