Things only 90s babies in the UAE recognize

The Dubai we see now is a vibrant metropolis city that offers everything you need and ever wants. From the futuristic cityscape with Burj Khalifa in the background and soon taxis flying around the city. But for those who lived in the late 80s and early 90s have been through a very different Dubai.

We decided to go down memory lane, and you could only imagine what we have found. Time to take you back!

What was on TV?

Oh the wonders of our mobile phones to iPads to Netflix – before all those blessed advances in technologies, we had those TVs that had a huge hump at the back of it. In those times, the whole family would gather and fight over what channels we wanted to watch. Remember Captain Majed and how we used to eagerly wait to see if he would score a goal in each episode? Or when you felt like the smartest person in the world when you connect your gaming console to the TV to play Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Contra?

What we used to buy

Before the luxury of buying groceries online, walking into the dukkan like a baller with five dirhams in your hand was the most epic thing to happen to you as a kid! Having five dirhams could easily buy you Melco, Chips Oman, Ghandour Safari, Areej and having a Dirham or two left to play in the arcades.

Where we used to go

Hanging out in the malls seemed pretty cool for teenagers, but before malls, we had Al Ghurair Center, Al Muraqqabat Street, and the oh so famous, Deira City Center – which came later on. Don’t forget Al Nasr LeisureLand for your entertainment needs. Or how about riding your bike to meet up with your “gang” back then and just chilling around your block?

These were the good old days!

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