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Submitted by Anon (United States), Jan 1, 2016 at 20:53

Whether it will last and flourish will depend on what drives Dubai's dynamism. The default equilibrium of many Muslim countries is a state where Shariah is sought by a large number of people. The secularism where it exists feels unstable even in countries like Turkey.

So I would argue that Dubai's dynamism is very fragile. Behind the glitter is a barbaric muslim country. Check out the way they treated a South African doctor (even though it had a relatively happy ending):

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/17/south-africa-doctor-uae-death

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