This place has many more colors and faces than you see in the television news.
There is some history of Dubai, it’s a bit forgotten and doesn’t really have much to do with the city we see today. It probably won’t last for long neither.
As most of the places around the world origin from their history, and most of people are proud of it, build the monuments and write books to keep it alive, Dubai cuts off from it roots. It builds the biggest world towers, creating a completely new identity, leaving its origin in the forgotten parts of the city which are rarely visited by the tourists tempted by the biggest world shopping malls.
For me the history of this place are these tired faces and the smell of the spices.
These are not the things that last forever though.