Dubai delights

Dubai is a strikingly wealthy and chic destination. Unexpectedly, for a place built on desert land, it oozes style and panache, especially given its youth.

9th July, 2005

Dubai is a strikingly wealthy and chic destination. Unexpectedly, for a place built on desert land, it oozes style and panache, especially given its youth. The first time I visited Dubai in 1991 it was what the French call “une blede'‘ - or a hole in the ground, and arid desert ground at that.

However, in a mere 14 years, Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates, has pole-vaulted to become one of the...

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