1 No chai tea latte, cold or hot, in Starbucks. This, despite the proximity to India.
2 People keeping the original plastic on their car seats - for years.
3 The empty taxi illusion: when I think the taxi coming in my direction is empty, failing to notice the tiny, fully-veiled Emirati woman in the back left seat.
4 How to instruct a taxi driver to "turn, next left" without him slamming on the brakes and trying to take "this" one.
5 Why so many people come into the theatre one-third, a half, or two-thirds of the way through the movie.
6 Khandooras (long white gear that is the traditional dress) and baseball caps.
7 How late the little ones stay up.
8 That grocery stores and malls can be that busy.
9 A kiss on Friends is cut, yet Sex and the City airs in its entirety on Showtime.
10 Calling the corner store and having anything I want from it delivered to my door five minutes later.