Everyone has a relative who lives in Dubai, right? The one you only see once a year (for one whole month, in most cases), when they ‘come down’ on a holiday. These relatives are like the desi version of Santa Claus, stuffing their suitcases with as many presents and mementos for close family and distant relatives alike. And when they’re in town, you just know, because there are signs everywhere. Here are 15 tell-tale signs that you have just been visited by a relative from Dubai. 1. Packets of these babies are doled out like Red Cross supplies to drought-stricken villages to everyone who comes home to visit. 2. Your ‘showcase’ has these three things in there now. 3. Your fridge looks like this for the next 1 year. Maybe longer. 4. Your relatives insist on taking prints of their ‘adventures’ for you to keep on your mantelpiece. 5. You could get diabetes just from looking at the amount of boxes of this you now have. 6. You have enough mementos from the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab to open your own store. 7. Your dining table now has these awesome salt and pepper ‘sheikh-ers’. 8. You’re watching ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ on your new 52-inch flat screen TV, bought during Dubai Shopping Festival. 9. Your kitchen is stocked with a lifetime supply of this bad boy. 10. Your goodie bag is filled with presents, mostly bought from here. 11. Someone carries this for you in their hand baggage. 12. Your house now smells like Natural Vanilla, Tropical Fruit, Mixed Berry, Beach Breeze, Apple Cinnamon, or Tangerine Sunshine. Thank you, IKEA! 13. You're wearing this T-shirt right now, sitting in Mumbai. 14. All your vices are fed, thanks to the Dubai Duty Free. 15. Someone thought this eyesore would make a great fashion statement back in the city.