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WATCH: Khalid Al Ameri meets Filipino named “Dubai”

by | EDITOR’S CHOICE, Feature

Mar. 04, 19 | 8:29 am

Emirati vlogger and social media influencer Khalid Al Ameri was utterly shocked upon meeting a real person whose given name is “Dubai” and is now living and working in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The man is a Filipino whom Al Ameri met at a mall where he conducted a man-on-the-street interview to learn about how well people know the UAE as a country.

When he chanced to meet Dubai Silvino, the vlogger was amazed, especially when Dubai (and we mean the Filipino guy) showed his Philippine passport bearing the name of the emirate.

“We found someone whose name is Dubai. He was named Dubai in the Philippines and now he lives in Dubai,” Al Ameri explained in his video posted on Facebook.

“That guy is more Emirati than I am,” he exclaimed.

Screen shot from Khaled Al Ameri video, showing him with the Filipino named “Dubai”

This might be nothing new for Filipinos as their parents tend take the name of their children from people, things or places that have sentimental meaning for them. But while the Filipino guy he met was lucky to have such a name, many Filipinos are bearing the brunt of having very peculiar names.

Given that his name will be forever in his possession, Dubai seems to be very proud to have been named after the City of Gold and the place where endless opportunities and ambitions of more than 200 nationalities are fulfilled.

In the video of Al Ameri entitled “Do expats know the UAE?”, he asked tourists and expats alike questions that would test their knowledge about the country.

While many of the people he asked got the right answer about the capital of the country, which is Abu Dhabi, there are those who still thought that it is Dubai.

Many people he asked were not also familiar with the largest emirate in the UAE. How about you? Can you guess it right?

The video of Al Ameri has got more than 340,000 views since he posted it on Wednesday, with more than 16,000 likes and 1,500 shares.

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