Spending the night in Dubai after an exhaustive 36 hours!
To be honest Dubai's desert character epitomises the depth of history it has - little, but fabricated.
Despite what people say, Emirates food at least is very good!
I did not really enjoy Dubai but I have learnt a lot about the city and its short history. What really changed my review more positively was the river rides (without a lot of safety standards, but really fun) and the super tea we had at Ankara Turkish Restaurant, costing 12 people less than AED 500 ($165!) We had complementary entrée bread, soup and salad, so I was unable to finish my main meal!
I was saddened by how this city's very success depends on foreign investment, and how this city was selling its commodities out to the tourist - upfront and demanding.
As I commented earlier, looking forward to contrasting Dubai, city with little history to England, nation with rich history. At least we had a good meal.
- Terence Bell (Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning)