Some say they love it and others say… well, what I say: it was good while it lasted but I wouldn’t return.
Dubai is a beautifully made city. In the last two decades the Arabs built (not physically, their clothing simply cannot get messed y’know), enhanced and beautified what was once a plain and ordinary place. Impressive. But it lacks a little something… A soul. Every city has a soul; a warm and welcoming hum that you automatically tune in to when you touch ground. Perhaps my signal went haywire but Dubai’s constant rush, unashamed materialism and culture of snobbery made it difficult to feel at home.
There’s plenty of awe-inspiring pieces of architecture around Dubai, making it a photographer’s paradise. At every corner there’s some kind of entertainment offering, surrounding you with only the physical pleasures of life. Having said that, I won’t complain about South Africa again as I’ve realised how lucky I am to be living in a naturally stunning and friendly country that not many other places can boast about. That aside, below are some highlights of my trip:
All pictures have been taken with my iPhone 5, some were edited slightly to enhance the colour.