When it comes to "over the top" excessive, there’s Las Vegas. Then when Las Vegas starts to get a little boring, there’s Dubai. Amazing contrasts of ultramodern (the Burj) and the "wannabe" classic in the typical tourist traps that are the local souks. Combine some local art and what I’d call "recently old" Middle Eastern architecture and you have a seriously cool place to explore.
Young People, Old Ideas
Fire in the Sky
Is That a C Clef?
I love the sights and and sounds, and especially the smells of the Middle Eastern souks. Here, a merchant’s wares are on display for your delight – no glass panels to keep you away, just the raw tactile sensation and aromas.