Driving around Dubai (and Sharjah) have now become the ultimate test in human endurance. Not only is it a test of your patience but is a key indicator of your tolerance level. Additionally, the whole process of driving (during peak hours) can help screen prime candidates for an anger management course, which is an added benefit.

I think the authorities ought to consider incorporating DRIVING AROUND DUBAI FOR AN HOUR DURING PEAK HOURS as the final test for a driver’s license. If the candidate can keep his cool being stuck in a heavy traffic jam, and can avoid the urge of merging into another lane just because he spots a five inch gap developing between cars that are practically motionless, then he has successfully passed his driving test and gets rewarded with a certificate that states “ successuflly maintained sanity during extreme stress levels“. All those who fail will get a discount voucher for Al Malla’s Bicycle Depot and 50% off on HAPPY FEET brand shoes at the Pedestrian Accessories outlet.

2 Comments so far

  1. tanveer (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 3:00 pm

    Omar, you really put forward the TRAFFIC ISSUE in humorous way. But believe me driving from Sharjah to Dubai every morning is not a funny deal at all. Sometime it takes 45 minutes for 11 km distance and some time I end up wasting 90 minutes of my time. Yes, you are right it is partly because of those RUBBER NECKERS, but its mainly due to an illogical planning of road network. Al wahda road from Sharjah is four lane each side just before Al Mulla interchange it becomes 5 lane and they there is a three lane underpass and 98% of commuters wants to take Galadari underpass which is two lane so my friend, if you want to suggest a real nerve wrecker test for drivers ask them to try this route at 0700 Hrs.

    By the way, can we make our own

  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 8:48 pm

    Traffic is getting worse worldwide – no exceptions – Time will tell how this will impact us in the long run.

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