Examples of different areas, none of them looks deserted or stiff
Since many photos on the forum are taken from the new financial district, it seems like the streets are abandoned cause that's not where people live.
Originally Posted by dennis
I like modern architecture too. However, there is a difference between good modern architecture and bad modern architecture.
Yes there is much tasteless and bad architecture in Dubai, its still worth seeing it though. And there are a lot of nice modern architecture as well in Dubai, like Burj Khalifa, Madinat Jumeirah and Emirates Towers for example.
You can find ugly architecture everywhere, I still think the postmodern buildings in Dubai look way too much better then the grey commie blocks in the oustkirts of many European cities, or some boxy modernist American skyscrapers for example.
And there is also an old part with a more natural feeling, that I will show you soon. About the empty feeling, you got the same feeling in many large American, and Swedish cities, and parts of Dubai are not deserted at all; Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach, the malls and Dubai Creek are all crowded with people. So I think the negative attitude towards Dubai is exaggerated!