The new partnership between Qantas and Emirates airlines will bring Dubai closer to Perth. Dubai is one of the rare places that you can go direct from Perth. 10 hour direct flight will take you to the megalopolis built in the middle of a dessert.
Although real Emirati are only 19% of the total UAE's population, Dubai is full of immigrant workers, expats and tourists. The city caters for all of them as you can enjoy a wide range of food. Lebanese/Middle Eastern style food are particularly popular among the residents and visitors.
Tonight's dinner was Lebanese with a view of the famous fountain show at the Dubai Mall. It was a mixture of the Middle East and Las Vegas. Unlimited serve of freshly baked breads straight from their oven were hard to resist.