People sorta refer to Dubai as being everything from an adult Disneyland to a shopper's paradise. I think in the end it seems more like a outpost town on the frontier, like they would have in the Old West.
Okay so maybe my recent viewings of Westerns, namely "3:10 to Yuma" and "There Will Be Blood" has influenced by thoughts but I don't think I'm far off base. If you walk into the malls and hotels you see a random spattering of Chinese, Indians, East and West Europeans, an American or two, and blacks. It's like a scene out of that "Star Wars" bar Mos Eisley Cantina, there are creatures from all over the galaxy.
All that's missing is that weird clarinet song that gets stuck in your head like . [you can also giggle at THIS]