Conversation with Cabbies: Dubai Edition

Couple of cool cab conversations today, with an Ethiopian who speaks Hindi fluently, from the border of Somalia who is here for two decades, recommended Al Habshi restaurants for traditional Ethiopian fare. We spoke about the new president whom he clearly likes. He is clearly at ease in the multicultural milieu that he is in.

Another ride got me going speaking with a cabbie from Chittagong, who will be soon starting his own cleaning business with a partner here in Dubai after 15 years of working as a transporter. He was encouraging entrepreneurship as he was speaking in Bangla that, Dubai is a vibrant city with those with energy and ideas.

The Ethiopian certainly spoke better Hindi than the Bangladeshi. Globalisation is fluid and surprises oneself everyday.


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