Metropolis

Metropolis

While driving through Dubai, especially this freeway in between this row of buildings and skyrises, you can’t help but think: this city looks so amazing and futuristic.

But in order to construct a city as futuristic as Dubai — with the world’s tallest building and the world’s first "seven-star hotel" which is built on an artificial island — there had to be some compromises. Such as, removing any and all culture and history from architecture and building these giant monstrosities.

They’re beautiful, but after being in the UAE for a few days, I realized that the Emiratis are great at doing one thing: taking everybody else’s cultures and using it as their own, while ignoring their own culture and roots.

am I being too mean? I’ve grown to love the UAE… but the place still sometimes makes me sick to my stomache.

Posted by modenadude on 2010-12-18 10:39:42

Tagged: , Metropolis , Downtown , skyline , freeway , highway , sunny , direct , blinding , street , towers , skyrise , skyscraper , building , architecture , futuristic , culture , history , driving , car , windshield , bright , orange , future , Dubai , UAE , United , Arab , Emirates

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