Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dubai - City of Dreams?

Modern Dubai
Does the city have a dark secret? Is there something beyond the glitter and decadence of Dubai that most people overlook?
The Burj al Arab - Dubai
One of the most visionary hotels on the planet.
The Burj al Arab in Dubai is one of the most hospitable hotels available anywhere and the service is considered to be superb with attention to detail. Every suite has two levels with every modern convenience. It's a fusion of finery and the fantastic! The dining experience is world class in all respects.

Dubai Skyline
Dubai is a modern city with a twist. There is no sewage system that anyone would recognize as such. Sometime when you're building a monument city you forget the tiny bits of infrastructure that hold the whole thing together.



A lot of honey wagons are required to keep the whole system in motion in Dubai. A lot of curry, indeed.

surreal...




11 comments:

WoFat said...

A friend lived there for a year of so. He said it's nice to have LOTS of money there. There are also occasional really strange laws that pop up from time to time, to screw foreigners.

Opus #6 said...

Might sound tempting for men, but women get the short end of the stick in all muslim countries. Not at all interested.

LL said...

WoFat, wherever you live it's nicer if you're rich than if you're poor. I had a boss once (rich) who said, "I've been poor and I've been rich and rich is better."

Opus, there is a difference between Dubai and most modern cities. As I pointed out, the complete lack of a sewage system is but one of them.

Race Bannon said...

Thats a shit load of shit.

Funny they don't have any terrorist strikes there - I'm guessing they know there would be a serious decrease in funding afterwards...

LL said...

They need bigger tanker trucks, Race. It would shorten the line.

Azra said...

Read this piece on Dubai - you will never look at the city the same way again: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/johann-hari/the-dark-side-of-dubai-1664368.html

LL said...

Wow, Azra. That's grim.

The Blue Grumpster said...

I urge you to be unreasonable. Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. The unreasonable persist in trying to adapt the world to themselves, therefore all progress depends on unreasonable people.. I hope you don't mind me borrowing these lines from you, unreasonable as it may sound.

Dubai is just a pile of sand with a thin layer of bling in my book. I'm not impressed. I am impressed by the quote I'm borrowing from you. I'm less impressed by the fact that I thought the exact same thing in the year dot and you found a way to detect my brain waves and wrote in all down. I think.

LL said...

Dubai is a sad place with mostly sad people in it. It's a temple of greed, dedicated to excess and as Azra points out, its also a city built on human misery.

Please take the tin foil hat OFF. It's deflecting the whole mind control thing that I'm trying to work on you, Blue Grumpster.

darlin said...

OMG is right! The first few photos looked wonderful, even the twisted building, but I'll pass.

A portion of my revised bucket list:

See the world... stay away from Dubai.

The Blue Grumpster said...

A lot is built on human misery.. I find it very hard to think of something that isn't. I guess that's why I read the news only once a month.

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