Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Mosque are the top attractions. It's essentially a desert city with superb infrastructure and liberal policies (by Islamic standards) that became popular for its excellent tourist amenities.
Just a five hour flight from Europe and three hours from most parts of the Middle East, the Near East, and the Indian subcontinent, Dubai makes a great short break for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events, and even a few sinful pleasures.
And we pored over divorce news to see how spouse No. "I am just not telling," said one billionaire's wife over her cellphone before hanging up. Marrying a billionaire is not beyond your grasp, as long as you're willing to work hard toward your goal. According to Merrill Lynch and Cap Gemini, a consulting company, there were 85,400 ultrahigh net worth individuals (UHNWIs) in 2005, the most recent year for which data were collected.Consider the more pragmatic bonuses of the good life.No more scrimping and scraping to make your annual Roth IRA contribution.No more working until you drop to ensure a comfortable retirement.And no more worries about where your children will get into college (or how to pay for it). But how realistic is it for you, an ordinary wage slave with no more ties to the jet set than a business trip to Cleveland last month, to even meet, much less marry, a billionaire?It calls itself one of the more modern and progressive cities in the Middle East, but it has been severely criticized for the mistreatment of workers, especially those whose home countries are on the Subcontinent.