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View Poll Results: Las Vegas or Dubai
Las Vegas 68 44.44%
Dubai 43 28.10%
None of the above 42 27.45%
Voters: 153. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-01-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Piers Morgan on Dubai and Las Vegas. Yes, the guy is a douchebag but the videos are still somewhat interesting:





Piers Morgan on Monaco, Marbella (Spain), Hollywood and Shanghai are also available on YouTube.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Neither. Each terrible places to live. Fake, super unsustainable, hot and crappy city culture.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:01 AM
 
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Piers Morgan Yes, the guy is a douchebag


It's good to see the whole world is united in it's hatred of Piers Morgan
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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I've been to Dubai, but never to Vegas. I would never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever want to move to Dubai. You really don't have the same kinds of freedoms there that you enjoy in the U.S. It's not the fantasyland paradise some people here seem to imagine. The shiny buildings are all under construction (built using slave labor, btw) and located in a line along an expressway, and next to some of the most horrific slums you could imagine. It's hot. Very hot. The traffic is horrible, and you must wash your car every day because the sand sticks to it so. And it is an Islamic country, so if premarital sex, alcohol, food (during ramadan), drugs, any non-Islamic religion, homosexuality, the internet un-censored, freedom of speech, or representative government are things you're into, you're not going to enjoy yourself. One breakthrough, the government did recently allow residents to begin using facebook! Yay!

Man-made islands and indoor ski slopes? Hell, we have those in Jersey!
I don't think people who voted for Dubai researched it first.

Things we take for granted here are outlawed there. Even tourists are expected to conform to the dogma of their religion. I heard a story about a young man who was visiting with his mom. He walked one of the beaches at night and was raped by some men. He reported it to the police(rarely done, so statistically they can say they have no gays). The police put him in jail saying he was gay (which he was not).

This is not a place you want to support, folks, really.

Oh, you would hate the way they treat women, too.

I don't watch Morgan regularly, but he seems like a fair and perceptive person. Why do you guys not like him?
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Both are tacky and horrible places
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Both are tacky and horrible places
Agreed, but I think they are find places to visit, but definitely horrible to live.

I don't know about Dubai, but Vegas after 2-3 days gets old.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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A rape case exposes Dubai's dark side and injustice | Ya Libnan | Lebanon News Live from Beirut

A British tourist was beaten to death by officers in a Dubai police station after being arrested for swearing, it was claimed yesterday.
http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_ht...in-jail-video/

Because of strict Muslim laws, visitors to the region could find themselves in trouble over drinking alcohol, sharing a hotel room when unmarried and even holding hands
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/ar...ing-hands.html

Live and let live is mostly my motto in life, but I also don't put myself in harm's way. I would not visit a Muslim country if I had the choice. They are just too backwards. The glitz of Dubai is another case of putting lipstick on a pig, in my book.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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I've been to Dubai, but never to Vegas. I would never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever want to move to Dubai. You really don't have the same kinds of freedoms there that you enjoy in the U.S. It's not the fantasyland paradise some people here seem to imagine. The shiny buildings are all under construction (built using slave labor, btw) and located in a line along an expressway, and next to some of the most horrific slums you could imagine. It's hot. Very hot. The traffic is horrible, and you must wash your car every day because the sand sticks to it so. And it is an Islamic country, so if premarital sex, alcohol, food (during ramadan), drugs, any non-Islamic religion, homosexuality, the internet un-censored, freedom of speech
You made it clear.
We can't isolate the cities from their countries, especially when you speak about the Mideast region.
Whatever Dubai is doing or will do, nothing changes its position until people there have the right of speech and the freedom of religions and until they stop treating the poor Asian labor as slaves.
Life is not only great beaches or wonderful casinos, people who live in these places is the most important thing.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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Vegas and Dubai are the two most fake and artificial cities in the world.
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:23 AM
 
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I'd advice you to pick Dubai due to its offer of various kinds of entertainment.. 2500ft building, Beaches, Indoor Ski Resorts, Man Made Islands, Largest Mall on earth, Desert Safari, a souk of Gold & spices. But ofcourse the city is quite modest and stands against hypersexuality unlike Vegas. I think Dubai still has more of a beautiful soul to enjoy while Vegas is just vain desires)
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