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A city in the United Arab Emirates (aka the middle of the desert) with lots of fancy architecture and artificial islands. Dubai was a noname town 20 years ago, but now suddenly wants to be on par with cities such as Chicago or Seoul.

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.
Joe: Wow, I heard Dubai went up in less than a decade? Isn't that amazing?

Shmo: Not really. It's not that hard to build a city when you have 1.3 million slaves doing it for you.
by BagelsForever March 13, 2008
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Beautiful City located in the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf. Currently, they have the world's largest indoor ski facility, third largest mall, some of the world's most beautiful architecture, tallest/best hotel on earth Burj al Arab hotel, and way more. Basically, the city went from desert to world city in 7 years, from 1999 to present day 2006. By 2008, they will have the world's largest: Theme park, tallest building (Burj Dubai), Mall. Also by 2008, they will have the world's only UNDERWATER hotel. In short, this city is amazing, regardless of the bias against the region.
I'm doing my Anthropology paper on the city of Dubai. There is nothing like it; it went from desert to world city in under 10 years!!
by W.C.'s own June 30, 2006
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A city on the tip of the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf that's known for its incredible wealth, commerce, ever growing skyline and innovation. It’s a city where the rich feed off the poor, making them pawns to their growing wealth. It is the epitome of the rich getting richer and horting wealth, at the expense of the poor getting poorer. It makes me sick. The city has built thousands upon thousands of highrise condos—all for the rich. The city built an indoor snow skiing facility—for the rich. It has the world’s highest and richest hotel—for the rich. It has a manmade island in the shape of a palmtree that is populated by hundreds or thousands of condos—all for the rich. And it will soon have the world’s tallest building—for rich people. This is all at the expense of the American middle-class and poor having to pay $4/gallon for this garbage.
Dubai is the reason I HATE rich people.
by krock1dk August 08, 2008
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By far the illest city in the world. Amazing food, amazing women, and of course, the world's best architecture.
Don't believe me? Just visit the damn place.

Dubai is the trading centre of the Middle East, and is the most liberal Islamic city/emirate there is.
by TheEnlightened January 27, 2005
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Donald Trump's wet dream...
Donald: OMG, Dubai is sooo sexy!!! Almost there...
by mark101 June 14, 2008
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a city which dumb idiots like the one above thinks is based on oil. the truth is, the oil sector makes up only around 6% of the DUBAI economy (2005). further diversification of the economy means that Dubai's oil sector will become an increasingly smaller contributor to the city's economy. an historical review of dubai shows that Dubai is, and always has been an important commercial and trading hub. dubai is also a city where racist people like the one above assume (maybe they were influenced by the evil guards in Disney's "Aladdin") that women are executed for being raped. The truth is that although drug traffickers can be faced with execution, execution is virtually never used as a punitive measure. Furthermore, the city has an extremely low crime rate unlike many American cities, where in spite of the so called "freedoms" women have, the raping and abuse of women is daily fare. Dubai is also a place where idiots like the one above characterize as being anti-semitic. this is also a deliberate attempt to misinform people as while the city is vehemently anti-zionist, it is in no way anti-semitic. anything less than tolerance and acceptance is not to be expected when one visits Dubai - a city where 85% of the population is made up of first generation immigrants from over 150 countries.
Dubai is the future.
by Alan Paige September 26, 2006
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A place where racism is most evident. Almost all night clubs stop any dark skinned guy saying 'couples only' or 'reservation required' by the bouncer, while white guys just walks in. Job advertisements specifically indicate nationalities they will consider.
Indian guy approaching the night club door, in dubai city.
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!
by Parthan December 13, 2007
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A city in the middle of the desert (United Arab Emirates) with lots of fancy architecture and artificial islands. Dubai was a noname town 20 years ago, but now suddenly wants to be on par with cities such as Chicago or Seoul.

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.
Steve: Wow, I heard Dubai went up in less than a decade? Isn't that amazing?

Chris: Not really. It's not that hard to build a city when you have 1.3 million slaves doing it for you.
by BagelsForever March 12, 2008
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