jeff jarvis recently returned from dubai a city he thinks:

is either an act of fiction or of the future. I arrived thinking the former; I leave wondering whether it could be the latter.

i am glad he decided to do bur dubai which is one of the many hearts of that city. he also did well to to go looking for the soul of dubai and even came close to finding it:

The essence of Dubai, it turns out, is that it’s not Dubai at all.

almost but not quite. the real dubai is to be found in its ultra-cosmopolitan composition (and the locals are included in its makeup jeff, if only as a distinct minority)

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