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View Poll Results: rate Dubai
10 638 34.32%
9.5 162 8.71%
9 214 11.51%
8.5 108 5.81%
8 150 8.07%
7.5 77 4.14%
7 80 4.30%
6.5 31 1.67%
6 44 2.37%
5.5 24 1.29%
5 47 2.53%
4.5 15 0.81%
4 25 1.34%
3.5 32 1.72%
3 and below 212 11.40%
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Old October 10th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #1201
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I've heard people who have been there call it a "gaudy, culture-less, unfriendly shithole", and they are probably right, TBH. The skyline is still awesome, though.
You heard the old saying "ignorance is a bless"?
You are right, that's why last year alone 8M tourists visited Dubai alone (not counting the whole UAE). If what you say is true, how come expats makes 80% of the whole 10+ M population, living and working in UAE.

Do some homework before criticizing a city that you haven't visited and saw by yourself my friend. UAE as a whole country is a 40 years country only and look how it transformed itself from a desert village to a modern financial hub of the whole mena region. Can your country do that? I'll leave it to you to answer.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 03:09 AM   #1202
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You heard the old saying "ignorance is a bless"?
You are right, that's why last year alone 8M tourists visited Dubai alone (not counting the whole UAE). If what you say is true, how come expats makes 80% of the whole 10+ M population, living and working in UAE.

Do some homework before criticizing a city that you haven't visited and saw by yourself my friend. UAE as a whole country is a 40 years country only and look how it transformed itself from a desert village to a modern financial hub of the whole mena region. Can your country do that? I'll leave it to you to answer.
Yes, actually, and my country actually has a culture that it preserves. You're being just as ignorant as you accuse me of being. Also, tourists and expats come to Dubai because it's a "shiny playground" and there are lots of opportunities to make money, but that doesn't say anything about Dubai's culture (or, rather, lack of it.) Way to miss my point.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 02:21 PM   #1203
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ProdayuSlona,

Culture as in our own cuisine, Music , Poetry , Stories, way of living , family relations, Dress code, History showcased in buildings ?

We have all that , but were a very small population , so you have to put some effort into leaving the big cities and looking for these small gems.

So i would say you should stop lestining to your well informed friends and move your bum and see for yourself.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #1204
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Yes, actually, and my country actually has a culture that it preserves. You're being just as ignorant as you accuse me of being. Also, tourists and expats come to Dubai because it's a "shiny playground" and there are lots of opportunities to make money, but that doesn't say anything about Dubai's culture (or, rather, lack of it.) Way to miss my point.
You are so funny, a guy who knows nothing about us judges us that we are a shit hole cultureless city.

If you ask me to give my opinion about your country, i wouldn't make direct stupid rude comments like yours just cuz i "heard" from others that your country is garbage. I would make my homework and most importantly "visit".

As an arab muslim nation, our culture is there for thousands of years my friend. You don't believe me? make yourself useful and visit one of dubai's many museums, schools, or read about us.

People like you are so weird, we stay in the desert and ride on camels, you accuse us of being uncivilized, unmodern, barbaric people. We build a modern nation from nothing, invest in human beings, health services, infrastructure.... you call us cultureless bla bla bla.

Ohh and let me make it easier on you, here a useful link that might brighten you a bit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai

I know you are so busy now judging people or cities on things you "heard", so i pasted a good info especially for you, if you don't have time to read the whole thing.

"The earliest mention of Dubai is in 1095, and the earliest settlement known as Dubai town dates from 1799. Dubai was formally established in 1833 by Sheikh Maktoum bin Buti al Maktoum when he persuaded 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe, living in what is now part of Saudi Arabia, to follow him to the Dubai Creek by the Al Abu Falasa clan of Bani Yas. It remained under clan control when the United Kingdom assumed the protection of Dubai in 1892.[7] Its geographical location made it an important trading hub and by the beginning of the 20th century, it was an important port."

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Old October 18th, 2012, 11:01 AM   #1205
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Old October 18th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #1206
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Old October 20th, 2012, 03:52 PM   #1207
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Old October 21st, 2012, 06:45 PM   #1208
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 01:03 AM   #1209
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Old October 27th, 2012, 04:21 AM   #1210
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Old October 27th, 2012, 01:38 PM   #1211
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Old October 27th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #1212
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For the size and population of the city, i have to give it 10/10. Just unbelievable but pity about street activation though.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 04:24 AM   #1213
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This is "rate the skyline". I'm astonished people are forming their opinion on culture, number of people on the streets etc. I can't think of any other city in the world with such a dramatic skyline.
There seems to be an aggravated case of sour grapes. Nothing less than 10 / 10 would be fair for the world's tallest skyline.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:30 PM   #1214
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what is the lowest construction in dubai

i give 10
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Old November 24th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #1215
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Old November 24th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #1216
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dubai has 3 different skylines, which skyline should we rate?
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Old November 26th, 2012, 06:51 AM   #1217
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:17 AM   #1218
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9/10 but the buildings can be much better.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #1219
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9.5 well they have a lot of supertalls including the tallest building in the world
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Old December 13th, 2012, 01:21 AM   #1220
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9.5/10 If it weren't for some architectualy questionably towers and lack of mid rises it would have received a perfect score in my book.
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