Please. Do not read if you haven’t seen the movie yet.
And yes, go see it. It’s well worth watching.
So in answer to the question posed in the title, here we go:
- After you’ve bumped into an ex-model at the ballet center where your daughter go, you can rely on them, the ballet center, to divulge her contact info without her prior consent.
- Every white/Slavic person sleeps with every other white/Slavic person. (But not necessarily at the same time)
- When you pose a danger to the white man’s standing in society, he’ll tell you he owns the city and he’ll screw you through and through using his contacts. (oh, that is, after he screwed you the sweet way, so you might end up double screwed)
- The token Arab expat is such an overbearing, obnoxious asshole. But hey, his assholishness suddenly disappears when it turns out he owns a restaurant in the Marina.
- The Slavic lady is extremely outraged when she’s asked ‘khow much?’ at a nightclub. But she wouldn’t mind answering the question surreptitiously if the settings are right; that is, at pool-side party, especially when owning a restaurant in the Marina is part of the proffered answer.
- White people blame all their screw-ups on drunkenness. They are, otherwise, straight as a laser beam when sober.
- White people are and will always be fussing over abortion wherever they are anywhere in the world.
- The middle finger doesn’t really land you in prison. Oh, but it might actually get you deported.
- There are no road accidents in Dubai, only pile-ups. Involving minimum of 17 cars in each case.
- A cricket ball will get anywhere, any time. It's got one of my Lebanese friends in the nuts in a parking lot. To be on the safe side, you'd have to walk around with a jockstrap.
- Almost everyone treats the Taxi Driver like a doormat, including his company and his passengers.
- Like almost everyone in this city, the audience (yours truly included) will tend to profile the actors and overgeneralize about them. (like what yours truly have done in this post)
By the way, Nasir, the overbearing Arab expat, is none other than the Egyptian/American comedian Ahmad Ahmad. But as it turns out here, he could manage non-comedic roles just as well.
All the above notwithstanding, the movie is really well-made and engaging. I highly recommend it.