Back to my topic. Dubai, from my first impressions, is a place representing money, power, oil, and seven star hotels. It is a paradise for business leaders and Hollywood superstars, it is a place with luxurious cars and houses, and it seems an unreachable place for ‘normal’ people like me. But at the end of Dubai trip, I found this place is not how I imagined, not even close.
Dubai feels not distance, it feels familiar. It is a concentration of the whole world and I found many similarities:
Dubai CBD - a massive skyscraper group, but if we downsize it, we can find similar places everywhere, of course if we ignore the skiing place and million-litre ‘fish tank’.
|A temple in Dubai
|A temple in Sri Lanka
|River market in Thailand
I never expected that Dubai had river, I thought Dubai was a desert. And it was not impressive, but it was impressive that boat driver can steer with his feet!
- Yunhao Guan (Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning)