Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Cultures of queuing and Abu Dhabi taxi

I did not post anything here for long time now but I thought to share this thought with you all
My old car broke down again as usual and I had to use the Abu Dhabi taxi
In Abu Dhabi now days you can see a new silver color taxies rooming around the city although there still a shortage of taxis in the city.
And what worsen the situation is the queuing behavior for the passengers, waiting for more than 60 minutes to get a taxi and when you see one from far and feel lucky now that your waiting came to an end suddenly from no where some one jump in front of you and open the taxi door before the taxi even make a full stop,it makes you wonder is it a rude behavior or it is just the different culture, I guess in many cultures people do not queue for things they just jump right to the front of the line .
I would love to see kind of queue handrails in the taxis stop to solve this problem so no one can jump in front of the other or claim he was first in the line.


Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog congratulations
regard from Catalonia Spain
thank you

Dina said...

Good post.
I can't agree more with you.
Thanks for sharing this dramatic subject matter.
From Abu Dhabi,

Tainted Female said...

AD, it's nice to see you blogging again... I believe this has a little to do with both, and when you remember that in comparison some cultures will automatically seem ruder to others (for example, Arabs think it's rude to have a guests at their house and not offer then food or drink, while westerners do NOT think it's rude) it makes the picture a bit bigger. At the same time, in the UAE people are exceedingly stressed, under pressure and almost always in a hurry. Culture or no culture, they may do the same thing!

Abu Dhabi said...

Though Abu Dhabi is not a major party capital, it is still one of the major tourist attractions in the Middle East. Like Dubai, it offers the most extravagant atmosphere with soaring skyscrapers and great entertainment, except without the masses of people.