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> What's your perception of Dubai?
raniroo
post Apr 9 2009, 06:59 AM
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I am curious to know what travellers think about Dubai when they read articles (some with very different views) like The Dark Side of Dubai or The Bright Side of Dubai.


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post Apr 9 2009, 07:50 AM
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I have already visited Dubai very briefly and even though I know that whatever is written Must be true, I still hope to return for a longer stay so I can develop my own personal impression of the city. As it is, I was awed with what I have seen to date although clearly to get a more accurate picture would require a significantly longer stay.
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post Apr 9 2009, 10:56 AM
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Hmmm... I guess when I think of Dubai, I think that it is a place of massive consumerism and waste, silly people spending too much money, drunk on the riches that oil and quick wealth brings.


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post Apr 9 2009, 07:06 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Apr 9 2009, 11:56 AM) *

Hmmm... I guess when I think of Dubai, I think that it is a place of massive consumerism and waste, silly people spending too much money, drunk on the riches that oil and quick wealth brings.

Aww Louise...what's wrong with massive consumerism and spending too much money?? It's not like it created any problems in the US blow.gif


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post Apr 9 2009, 11:19 PM
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I think the inner workings of Dubai would be pretty interesting. The cultural dichotomy fascinates me. The wealth and waste aspect of it isn't very appealing but you can't really judge a place for what it seems like. You have to visit to get a proper perspective.

So, it seems a bit daunting b/c it's so much so fast and so incredibly extraordinary.The pace Dubai is keeping is well, captivating in a way. I'm interested in the local side of things outside of the expat community.


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post Apr 11 2009, 01:14 AM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Apr 9 2009, 10:56 AM) *

Hmmm... I guess when I think of Dubai, I think that it is a place of massive consumerism and waste, silly people spending too much money, drunk on the riches that oil and quick wealth brings.


Unfortunately there is a lot of waste and massive consumerism not just in Dubai but all over the region. But there are some people who are trying to make a difference.....recycling is now starting to become a hot topic and solar power too....new developments are setting up recycling programmes and recycling of water (they use sewage water on public gardens) and of course there is the desalination plant.



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post Apr 11 2009, 10:35 AM
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Managing massive growth in a positive way takes a bit of time right. It's good to know they're getting hip to it.


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