I like using subways and metros when I travel because I get to observe what the locals of that city do and how they behave in a confined space. Let’s face it, standing next to a complete stranger who could be a breath away, or having your nose almost in someone’s arm pit is not the most comfortable situation to be in, especially if you come from a culture that values personal space. Yet, it’s fascinating to see how humankind adapts to any environment; some spend their time reading, others play games on their phones or take a power nap. I wonder how us Emiratis would occupy our time and how we’d behave in that space if we had to take the metro everyday instead of driving. I think there will be some staring, awkward moments and a lot of unhealthy competition making sure that we all look presentable for that metro ride. #justsaying.