*** I’ll see your Emirates ID and raise you an e-gate card ***
I applied for and received my e-gate card today (it’s taken me 5 and a half years to get it, and it took a measly 10 minutes!!!!) but when I got back to the office I pulled out my wallet wanting to now put the darn thing with the rest of my cards, and I noticed just how many cards one generally carries around….. IT’S INSANE!
Surely there must be an easier way of being issued one card as a Resident, and have numerous other things (like an e-gate, alcohol license, driver’s license etc.) all be linked to just the one card, and not have one for each and every single different thing…???!!!!
The cards I carry around in my wallet (as of today) are:
- Emirates ID
- UAE driver’s license
- HSBC debit card
- HSBC credit card
- Medical insurance card
- Emirates ID
- Etisalat Rewards program card
- Carrefour loyalty program card
- Metro (Nol) card
- Emirates Skywards card
- 2 other loyalty program cards
- E-gate card
- Access card to enter my building
- My Kurdistan residency card
- Plus a few random (also including mine) business cards….
Ok, I know that some of these I could probably leave with my passport and just take along with me when I travel, but that involves so much extra thought at packing time, and not just picking up my handbag or swopping my purse into my travel bag. Remember, I’m inherently lazy 😯
Do you suffer the same as me, or am I just crazy to have so many cards???