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Old 04-09-2013, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Earth, Sol System, Milky Way Galaxy, 3rd Dimension
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When I say most like Dubai I mean ultra modern in terms of architecture, very clean, and with new infrastructure. Nothing in America is probably anywhere near Dubai but I am looking for the closest.

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:45 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Never been to Dubai; not sure anything here is comparable.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:29 AM
 
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Detroit is the closest to Dubai......both have lots of Muslims.

Architecture.....not so much!

Miami would have to be the closest to Dubai (lots of new construction, near the water, lots of tourists, lots of flashy money/cars and they are both HOT!).
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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Las Vegas strip
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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You would have to ask what city has no middle class and is comprised of only the super rich and hidden slave labor.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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Vegas Strip is the closest. (Rest of Vegas, not so much).
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:36 AM
 
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Maybe Los Angeles, or Phoenix..
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I'd say the most notable functions of Dubai are it's brand-spanking new, was expanded on massive financial speculation, and is less than half occupied because it was a buildup of supply when there wasn't sufficient demand to fill it.

Therefore, it's most similar to any number of faceless sunbelt exurbs which grew up over the past decade in the U.S.

City cores, even in the sun belt, not so much, because there's nowhere where there was massive real estate overhang in an urban area. Maybe sections of Miami.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:32 PM
 
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The Las Vegas strip. Go look at Dubai in google maps. It's like 3 miles wide (E/W) and after that is a mile of some low density and after that is nothing. It looks like an exact copy of the Las Vegas strip, except with tall buildings instead of casinos.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Al Rishidaya (last metro red stop)isn't exactly what I'd call low-density, it was about 14,000 in 2000 (far from fully developed, much higher now). That's quite a bit denser than a moderately dense suburb is in the States (usually around 6,000). Even Mirdiff, next neighborhood over, is fairly dense ~6,000 in 2007 and definitely no where near fully developed.
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