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View Poll Results: Most Overrated City?
New York City 58 28.29%
Dubai 93 45.37%
Singapore 34 16.59%
Sydney 20 9.76%
Voters: 205. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-01-2011, 09:46 PM
 
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Dubai is the Las Vegas of the Middle East. Lots of style but not much substance.

The other three are all real and impressive cities.
They have hookers in Dubai ?
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Macao
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They have hookers in Dubai ?
I've never been to Dubai, but I heard there are tons of them - Russian, Filipina, Ethiopian, pretty much all the flavors of the world.

Or, so I've heard.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: In a city within a state where politicians come to get their PHDs in Corruption
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Dubai a super artificial city built with practically indentured labour.
As opposed to every other major city in the new world that was built with what???

UAE is only 40 years old. It is simply following a pattern exhibited by many other countries that went through industrial revolution.

Anyways, Dubai has the world's best hotel, tallest building and beaches on the Arabian Gulf that make Carribean look like child's play. But maybe many of you would know this if you actually had visited the place first. I would say that out of 20 votes that Dubai got as the most overrated only one of you actually went there.
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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I agree with Dubai. To be quite honest, I haven't been impress with any of the Mid-East countries I've visited and worked in. And heat is a peeve of mine anyway, so...... :P I love all the European places (city and coutryside) I've been to, and my favorite city in the US is NYC.
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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I am a secular person, so I most likely would not enjoy visiting any Middle Eastern country with the exception of Israel, because that is the oly Middle Eastern country that has a lot of Western influences.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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Dubai, hands down. Without its billion-dollar skyscrapers, Dubai would be (and many could argue that it still is) a no-name city that doesn't have a whole lot of impact on the world economy like New York, Singapore and even Sydney does.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:19 PM
 
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Weird list. Where's London, Paris, Berlin, LA, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Vancouver (often appears as #1 city in city rankings), Sydney? Would have made more sense to list the major internationally popular metropolises.
Why should Tokyo be on the list? It's becoming an uninhabitable city with the radiation level!

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Sydney should be getting a lot more votes in this poll. It doesn't interest me nearly as much as many other cities, and it's not that big anyway. (Its population is smaller than that of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.) And yet it gets the kind of attention as if it's god's gift to the cities of the world.

Sorry Sydney, but you are WAY overrated. :-) And BTW, New York City is not overrated at all.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Singapore, Draconian laws (especially with respect to small amounts of drugs etc) may have made a law-abiding society, but an uninspiring one as well.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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