Busy City by DJStroky
Dubai was really fun. After visiting here, it seems to me that there are three different parts of Dubai.
- The first is the glamorous, expensive and business parts, such as the Burj Al Arab, the Burj Dubai and of course the Palm Jumeirah. One can easily spend as much as they wanted here. The business areas are wonders and the Burj Dubai is amazingly tall. The touristy areas such as the Palm Jumeirah were a bit too touristy for my taste.
- Then there is the more traditional areas of Dubai such as Deira and Bur Dubai. A lot more activity is concentrated in these places and often times, really cheap and good food can be found. Just walk a few minutes and you will probably find some Shawarma for less than 25 Dirhams (about $7 USD). The souks have some excellent deals especially after bargaining off the original price quoted. Although I didn’t buy this particular item I negotiated a price originally at 165 Dirhams down to 135.
- Finally, there are the places like International City which are out in the middle of the desert (aka nowhere) for now. But perhaps 20 years from now they’ll be within reasonable distance of development. These kinds of places is where a lot of the working class and taxi drivers live.
Dubai also felt like a great city to do business in. I met numerous people, exchanged business cards and talked briefly about what the business climate is like even with people in different fields. I went in November and it was typically in the 90s during the day. Can’t imagine what it would’ve been like in the middle of the summer.over 3 years ago