I've realised that, after a year of living here, I do not really know Dubai all that well. I do have my excuses though:
For one, I spend most of my weekends in Abu Dhabi with la familia. And during weekdays, I don't get much of a chance to go out a lot, especially when I have hectic workdays. If I do go out, it's mostly for a movie, or dinner, or a drink. And it's always around the office somewhere to avoid traffic. Plus, I try to stay away from Sheikh Zayed road as much as I can. Driving on that road stresses me out way too much!
All of this limits how much I get to see of Dubai. So I've decided to "expand my horizons" so to speak, and to make it a point to visit new places in Dubai whenever I get the opportunity to.
Be it a restaurant, a bar, a mall, the Gold Souk, the Palm Islands, the Creek, Bab Al Shams...whatever! As long as I get to experience more of what Dubai has to offer, so I can begin to feel like I know this place...and maybe, just maybe, feel like I belong to this place.