I think I might be wimpier than you CM. I used to empty half a bottle of Johnnie Walker (GOLD) on weekdays and show up to work by 8 AM.
I remember one time we got a new guy and he couldn't keep up with our squad runs. I said to him "I'm running faster than you and I'm still drunk." My squad leader gave me a stern look and I said "I mean... not... drunk." He laughed and said "Yeah, I'm drunk too."
You know, I'll say this about shopping in our area, it's considerably less varied than in Dubai (no surprise there), but I like what they have better here. You can find 20 different places than sell Nordic skinny suits in Dubai, but I'd trade all 20 of those for 1 Brooks Brothers. All said, I'm happy with the selection here.