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Old 02-25-2020, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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I'm not sure how and why anyone would compare Phoenix to Dubai.. two different cities in two completely different countries, with different governments, cultures and most importantly, two different economic resources.

I don't know what this "Dubai vibe" is and I don't care for it, I've never been there and I would never even consider visiting it.
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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World class city world class problems, I hope if anything Phoenix can learn from Dubai and LA of what NOT to become
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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World class city world class problems, I hope if anything Phoenix can learn from Dubai and LA of what NOT to become
I agree with you, but unfortunately Phoenix is gradually becoming LA and it's beyond our control.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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I'm not sure how and why anyone would compare Phoenix to Dubai.. two different cities in two completely different countries, with different governments, cultures and most importantly, two different economic resources.

I don't know what this "Dubai vibe" is and I don't care for it, I've never been there and I would never even consider visiting it.
The OP thinks they're both in the desert so they want to make a relevant comparison is my guess.
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:13 AM
 
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I'm not sure how and why anyone would compare Phoenix to Dubai.. two different cities in two completely different countries, with different governments, cultures and most importantly, two different economic resources.

I don't know what this "Dubai vibe" is and I don't care for it, I've never been there and I would never even consider visiting it.

Dust storms?
Access to shipping?
Official state religion?


Just so many similarities it's hard to know where to begin.
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Centennial, CO
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Phoenix will never be Dubai, and vice versa. It's a pretty absurd comparison. Dubai is the only place like it in the Middle East. It's Vegas, LA, NYC, and Phoenix all rolled up into one but with a Middle-Eastern flare. Phoenix will never be that because Vegas already exists 4 1/2 hours away, plus LA exists 6 hours away, etc. etc. Honestly I and many others are perfectly fine with what Phoenix already is and what it's becoming, which is still pretty great.
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:33 PM
 
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Is there a way for Phoenix to achieve that Dubai vibe?
Perhaps if we had a Muslim majority?
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:55 PM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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I'm not sure how and why anyone would compare Phoenix to Dubai.. two different cities in two completely different countries, with different governments, cultures and most importantly, two different economic resources.

I don't know what this "Dubai vibe" is and I don't care for it, I've never been there and I would never even consider visiting it.
I actually have thought about visiting Dubai, but I doubt if that will ever happen. The architecture and various amenities seem interesting, and the fact that it grew exponentially in a rather short amount of time indicates they must be doing something right. Now, should Phoenix copy Dubai? I say no, but we could look at them as a possible influence regarding business & development. I'd certainly like for Phoenix to be looked upon as the great city it could be instead of just a regional hub, or a sunny haven for retirees & snowbirds.
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:35 AM
 
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I agree with you, but unfortunately Phoenix is gradually becoming LA and it's beyond our control.
Pretty much...
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Old 02-26-2020, 03:28 PM
 
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I'd certainly like for Phoenix to be looked upon as the great city it could be instead of just a regional hub, or a sunny haven for retirees & snowbirds.
It can be and I think it will evolve into that type of city but it's going to take a major shift in attitude by locals. A sizable portion of the population still prefers to keep Phoenix small. They perceive development as a threat to their quality of life. You see this tug of war between progressives who seek growth and conservatives who wish to maintain the status quo. I'm torn. I don't miss smog and traffic of Los Angeles but I also miss having a major international airport and higher paying corporate jobs that larger cities possess. You can see the city evolving and adopting the more progressive mindset but it's going to take some time before the city is really galvanized and buys completely into that vision.

For me an example of this is Terminal 2 being torn down. In another city, they would not be content with allowing a former terminal to turn into a glorified bus stop. They would tear it down and rebuild it or make something else of that space. In Phoenix, they were content with removing it and allowing Terminal 3 to absorb the other airlines. That is a very a much an Arizona/Phoenix like approach to resolving a problem. You would not see that in another large metropolitan city. They would remove the terminal in lieu of a more modern terminal
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