Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Would you visit Dubai in the best of times?

City Comforts:
All that Arab culture learned in a thousand years about adapting cities to great heat -- high-ceilinged buildings along narrow streets which provide shade and short distances to walk outside — have been forgotten or ignored. Confoundingly, with all of Europe and Asia to learn from, the city's design ignores the goals of the sophisticated tourist — to be able to walk around outside — in favor of antiquated down-market Las Vegas.
City Comforts describes itself as a blog "with a new focus on civilizing the real estate megaprojects of the Middle East, East Asia and even the USA."


Blogger Alana Coble said...

Love that - it is so true. Dubai feels like a combination of Orlando and Las Vegas. All car & glass & A/C.

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