In the same way that people view Hollywood in high esteem, they also look at Dubai through equally rose-colored glasses.
While the city plays house to rich men and women, the entire population (close to 3 million people) consists of more than just famous celebrities or oil magnates. The run-of-the-mill worker
is subjected to harsh conditions and really long hours (14 hours, to be exact) for measly pay, and nobody seems to even care. The devastating poverty permeates throughout Dubai, which can parallel a city or two in the United States.
Just like California's Los Angeles is home to Hollywood, it's also home to Skid Row.