Dubai is the trading centre of the Middle East, and is the most liberal Islamic city/emirate there is.
Bouncer: "Where are you going? It's couples only."
Indian guy: "Then how those white guys are just walking in."
Bouncer: "They are members of this club."
Indian guy: "Okay, how can I get a membership?"
Bouncer: "It's closed, we are not accepting anymore members."
Job advertisement in dubai city: Wanted HR Manager -- US/UK/SA/EUR/NZL/AUS Only!
Despite its "heavenly" appearance that its wealthy owners constantly brag about, the city faces many issues. About 80% of its residents are migrant workers who built the city but get paid jack shit and sleep eight to a room. They're not much better off than slaves. The city's economy and culture is completely built around tourism so naturally prostitution is very present in Dubai, despite being illegal. Children often are forced into being camel jockeys and are sometimes physically and sexually abused. Homosexuals get executed when caught, since being gay is illegal in the UAE.
The city will soon be home to the completed Burj Dubai, the world's tallest skyscraper. Also the tallest building in history to be built entirely by slave labor.
Chris: Not really. It's not that hard to build a city when you have 1.3 million slaves doing it for you.