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.