Tribes: Who likes this place?
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These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.
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- 98%Local Culture
- 86%Luxury Travelers
- 76%Adventure Travelers
- 64%Business Travelers
- 62%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Family Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- DubaiMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 2Nov 13, 2013
I was only in Dubai for a day- had a 24 hour layover. I really enjoyed my stay. The culture is vastly different than the US but I loved the architecture and restaurants.
- DubaiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 05, 2013
Yes, people bash Dubai for being entirely fabricated and too conservative but it is a vibrant city and offers an experience that you won't find anywhere else in the Middle East. Modern, wealthy, sophisticated, and garish yet still tethered by a more conservative tradition. This is the place where young women leave their homes, turn the corner, and remove their burkhas to reveal Jimmy Choo heels and tight Gucci jeans.
- DubaiMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
Love it or hate it, Dubai is the city of the future. When I was a kid and I imagined what the world was going to look like in the future, Dubai's skyline is the one I drew (only with flying cars, not Maseratis). The cosmopolitan lifestyle and the mix of cultures (on my last trip, for example, I met a half Hungarian, half Syrian skateboarder on the way to the skatepark) is the wave of the future for their will be no more pedigrees. Equally foretelling are the ambitious architectural projects there in which man is conquering nature - the Palm Jumeriah and the World Island Projects being the two most salient while the Burj Khalifah (the world's tallest building) is the most obvious. The result is a heady mix of 1st and the 3rd world, of have and have nots and of every stripe and color in between.
- DubaiOct 23, 2013
I'm only giving Dubai a high rating because I'm sort of perverse and spent three weeks there just to see if it was really as crazy-horrible as I thought. It's not--it's really interesting, super-multicultural, slightly creepy futuristic. I would not at all recommend anyone just go on a random holiday there--you kind of have to be into urban planning, architecture, immigration issues, etc to find Dubai fascinating. It's also ridiculously expensive. But there are great and semi-cheap places to eat good food from all over the world.
- DubaiApr 30, 2013
We tried a perfect Chinese style of traveling in Dubai. Visited Dubai Mall, took a picture; visited Burj Al Arab hotel, had a perfect Chinese buffet; visited Emirates Palace, had afternoon tea with Chinese waiter..... Although all these made us couldn't go deep into the life of local people, but still it is a pleasant trip. The city is very modern, foods are good, perfect ocean view. I will definitely come visit again.
- DubaiApr 23, 2013
Most other sky rises in Dubai look like hogan the hulk or conan the barbarian compared to this work of art. So feminine and so utterly gorgeous. She looks spectacular at sunrise, sunset, in the rain, mist, fog or even in a sandstorm! The visitor's gallery showcases early concept designs via a neat storyboard.
- DubaiMar 15, 2013
Yes, people bash Dubai for being entirely fabricated and too conservative but it is a vibrant city and offers an experience that you won't find anywhere else in the Middle East. Modern, wealthy, sophisticated, and garish yet still tethered by a more conservative tradition. This is the place where young women leave their homes, turn the corner, and remove their burkhas to reveal Jimmy Choo heels and tight Gucci jeans
- DubaiMar 10, 2013
I gave Dubai only 3 stars not because it's not a beautiful city, actually it's amazing and you can find everything you can imagine, it's like Dysneyword from this point of view. What I didn't appreciate is the fact that it looks very fake.
I visited the city in November 2012 in one day, because I was travelling to South Africa and I had a stop there. I took a very expensive tourists bus for the entire day and saw all the main attractions. I know somebody did the same tour by taxi and it costed less.