Monday, 27 February 2012

Dubai - where the West meets the Middle East

If London is where the Middle East meets the West, then Dubai is where the West meets the Middle East. Dubai is a swirling dervish of towering skyscrappers, white thobbed men, black abaya-ed women, and expensive cars. Dubai sets the pace for the Middle East as it races into the future on magic carpets fueled on high oil prices.

Dubai is quintessentially Arab, yet multicultural. Most of its residents are non-citizen Asians, with lots of Europeans thrown in for good measure. Its stylish hotels accomodate over ten million visitors a year, who come to see Dubai's unique attractions. (see our site Dubai Top 10 Attractions,

Dubai is a also a blend of desert and sea. It has a gorgeous coastline with pristine white sand beaches, lined with palm trees and hotel rooms with views of the Gulf. There is shopping galore, golf and nightlife, fine restaurants, state of the art malls, Gold Souks, Persian Carpet Souks and sun, sun, sun.

Photo:Jósa Levente Zoltán