India is a country that is full of surprises. If you go to Meghalaya, you will find the crystal clear Dawki River. In Mizoram, you will find Aizawl, a quaint little hill station with a killer view! And no matter how much we praise Indian architecture, it will never be enough.
However, nowadays you will find a lot of people comparing a particular aspect of a certain Indian city with some of the biggest cities in the world, which sometimes becomes a bit of an exaggeration. Here’s an example.
A user on X (formerly Twitter) named Mr Sinha shared a video taken on a particular road in Surat. He went on to compare that road to Dubai – a city known for its clean, lavish and well-lit roads. He wrote, “This is not Dubai but Surat”.
Have a look:
This is not Dubai but Surat 🌞 pic.twitter.com/TyKgN86TzN
— Mr Sinha (@MrSinha_) November 13, 2023
This was enough to spark a massive joke-fest on social media as people said that this road looks nothing like Dubai. Another user pointed out that the road featured in the video is Dumas Road, which is a posh commercial street.
Here’s a look at some of the reactions online:
Not looking like Dubai either
— Top Post and Comments (@Dakight1) November 13, 2023
The whole city of Surat doesn’t live on Dumas road.
Dumas road is a posh commercial street, rest of the Surat city roads are crap & many Surat roads are enroached by flyovers.
— 𝕂𝕂 (@Try2StopME) November 13, 2023
Yup, a stretch of road and some lights are development🤣
— forthright folk🪶 (@forthright_folk) November 13, 2023
Who said it’s Dubai? It doesn’t like Dubai from any angle.
— Riyaz (@rz_tweetz) November 13, 2023
Tell me you never been to Dubai 😂
— SLANDER F.C (@f_c_slander) November 13, 2023
it is not looking like Dubai also, don’t worry, people won’t get confused
— George Reddy (@VijayWithINDIA) November 13, 2023
This is not Dubai, it’s Mr Minitry’s favorite place🙌🙌🙌https://t.co/85zAyLzy2h
— D (@Deb_livnletliv) November 14, 2023
Majnu bhai agar Dubai banate to aisa hi
— Piyush Cricket (@kayptalks) November 13, 2023
Ek sahi se road kya bann gayi, dubai ho gaya 😭
— Shubham Sakhuja (@ishubhamsakhuja) November 13, 2023
Maybe if all the roads of Surat were as good as this one, we could compare it to one of the leading cities in the world. Don’t you think?