My recent trip to Dubai really opened my eyes to that part of the world.
I have been to Mecca in Saudi and Amman in Jordan. Dubai is completely different.
It’s not typical Arab-land. Good or bad? I am not in the position to judge.
The city skyline is heaven for architects and fan of architecture.
Dubai is like a desert is like a piece of canvas for architects to express themselves. Very impressive but I fail to feel the Arab spirit when I was there.
For 5 days, I only interacted with ONE person from Emirates. The rest were either Filipino, Indian, Saudi Arabian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Chinese.