Photo of the day: Dubai bustle

2013-10-09 13:48
In the past decade or two the Emirate of Dubai has become a convenient layover spot for long-haul flights and boasts an airport that is always evolving to accommodate more passengers more comfortably.

And in many travellers minds, this is sort of where Dubai ends and begins - whichever airport terminal they find themselves in waiting to board the next flight.

However, there's a whole fascinating city out there to explore - a city of scarily high skyscrapers rising out of an endelss stretch of flat desert. While many people find the whole setup rather disconcerting, kitsch and somewhat fake, others are charmed by Dubai's almost space-age modernity, penchant for lavish luxury and sprawling malls

So, we'd like to know: is Dubai a city you'd like to explore if you had the chance OR would you rather give it a skip and chill out in the airport instead? Why? Tell us in the comment section below or send your thoughts to

In today's photo of the day by Instagram user elleen8, we catch a glimpse of Dubai's urban bustle. Looks rather futuristic, no?

Are you a keen traveller with a penchant for vintage-tinged filters (yeah, you know what we're talking about)? Why don't you suggest your pic for our photo of the day? Follow us on Instagram and mention us in a comment on your pic and we'll check it out!

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