We were taken to the Dubai shopping area that is the largest in the world. It was just sheer opulence and extravagance and personally made me feel uncomfortable. I have travelled in Asia and Europe but this was something quite different. It is a city for the wealthy, based on western culture and we saw no evidence of anyone who was not extremely wealthy except the construction workers. Of course it is difficult to make a judgment on a place when you have only spent 24 hours there but I doubt I would ever go back for the culture, perhaps only as a stop over to get somewhere much more culturally diverse and exciting.
- Cathy Vines (Bachelor of Community Development)