Dubai is a city that is not afraid of ambition. Pumping billions into positioning itself as a tourist mecca and business hub, the place is an attention seeking over-achiever of sorts. Sprouting up from the desert almost from scratch over the last 20 years, the entire city has a start-up mentality. Things happen quickly.
But scratch the surface of the 5-Star hotels and mega malls and there’s a lot more to the city than meets the eye, from a thriving art and design ecosystem, to a constantly changing food scene, there’s always something new happening. And in a city that is made up almost entirely of foreign expats, there’s a level of cultural diversity that is hard to match, an aspect that most visitors are unlikely to truly appreciate.
Dubai is undoubtedly one of the most unique cities in the world.