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    I seriously think MOST people assume that Dubai is a country and not a city of UAE.
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    oh i thought it was a country. usually when people say they live somewhere abroad, they'd say the country not city. like there's atleast 2 londons i know of. so it's not our fault
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    Some people think Africa is a country, which I think is worse.
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    I get more annoyed when people refer to the UK as "england", or the netherlands as "holland"
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    Nope. UAE is a bit complicated, and we Westerners/Brits have little directly connecting us with those disparate lands/cultures
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    It irritates me more that some people don't seem to realise that USA laws have absolutely no relevance to the rest of the world.

    It's shocking that some people still think that Canada is part of the USA.

    Also up there is people who don't know that that Holland =/= the Netherlands. North and South Holland are constituent parts.

    And since we're at it...there is no such thing as a British accent.
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    (Original post by BabyLadDarren)
    I seriously think MOST people assume that Dubai is a country and not a city of UAE.
    True. Tell them about UAE, they would be like "Wait, what's that? In which continent?". Tell them about Dubai, "OMG! That country is so beautiful."
    Quite awkward lol. I experienced this while travelling abroad and idk how to react.
 
 
 
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