Before I came here, I read a book, Culture Shock UAE, that was pretty helpful, if a little dated in some aspects. One thing that the author warned about was being careful of camels on the roads (including a pretty funny story about a run-in a friend of hers had). But you never see camels on the highways now. But today we had to get off the highway to make a U-Turn, and as we came over a hill, there, in the road ahead of us, were two camels in our lane. Fortunately we saw them in time to get out of their lane.