Come November 27, and while Dubai is almost certain to win the right to host Exposition 2020, at the ground level, life in Dubai is fully or will soon be, in the grasp of 2020.
House rents in Dubai are already up at least 20%.No explanations for the steep and abrupt hike are given and the standard one line response is, it’s because of 2020.
Electricity and Water Bills are soon going to be up by at least 20%.
Why? 2020 off course.
Most schools have increased or are planning to increase the fees by 20%.
Health card cost for expatriates will soon be up from AED 20 to nearly
AED 200. Why? 200 is a multiple of 20 that’s why !
Car drivers in Dubai will soon start driving 20 kilometres above the prescribed speed limit. Don’t even ask why !
All flights coming into Dubai or taking off from Dubai will be either 20 minutes early or 20 minutes late.
The height of all new buildings in Dubai will have to be revised upwards by 20%.
The visa validity for all visitors will be standardised at 20+20 days.Overstay will be charged at AED 20 per day.
Etisalat and Du telecom will offer a flat 20% discount to all subscribers who answer their phones with a 2020 instead of a Hello etcetera.
At 20.20 hours on the 20th day of each month, a mega raffle draw will be held and the winner will get a AED 20 million cash prize.
However this being a 2020 promotion, a 20% tax will apply.
And by the year 2020, when the Expo is finally held, Dubai would have leapfrogged many many worthy cities to become the 20th largest city in the world.