4 More parades, like after we won the Gulf Football Cup in ’06. The jams were a pain, but the atmosphere and cars were unforgettable.
5 The end of mozzies at outdoor restaurants. Can’t someone discover a gadget to get rid of them?
6 A cinema that notifies viewers if films have been cut (and by how much).
7 A public swimming pool. Not everyone gets to splash about in their own.
8 More live sport – as well as homegrown teams and players.
9 A huge, rollerskating rink.
10 Courtesy on the roads.
11 A law forcing people to drive bumper cars.
12 A training course for new cab drivers, so they know where everything is.
13 American soul food. We need grits and biscuits!
14 More pavements for pedestrians.
15 Fewer sunglasses, indoors.
16 Some decent accommodation for all Dubai’s construction workers.
17 A drive-in movie theatre.
18 All children wearing seatbelts and sitting in the back seat.
19 More (the first?) charity or vintage clothes shops.
20 A continual decrease in rent prices.
21 Drivers who don’t lean on their horns whenever anything, however slight, gets in their way.
22 More bars and cafés along the beach fronts.
23 Street performers – buskers, mimes or jugglers. We’re not fussy.
24 A ‘greasy-spoon’ café serving fry-ups.
25 The world’s smallest tower.
What would you really love to see in Dubai? More malls? More restaurants? Something different? Leave a comment and tell us what you think. Don't forget to check out the next page and see some of the things we don't want to see any more.
And five things that we never ever want to see…
1 Any more fast food outlets.
2 Monkeys on leads. Or any other wild animals cruelly kept as pets.
3 Real snow. While it might be a novelty, climate change scares us.
4 The end of free beaches – for so many they are what makes this city.
5 No more sunshine. We’ll never tire of it.
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Fujairah International Marine Club Jul 03, 2011 07:41 am
Well we have bars ON the beach and ON the wave breaker !! ... Yes I know you think its a long drive ... but theres a new road that connects Fujairah and Dubai and it takes 45 mins only ! ... I mean I know you can get stuck in traffic for 1 hour so 45 mins is not a problem.
ASIF Jun 06, 2009 08:20 am
I wud ask for more Sports and recreational places and activites for public, especially at a cheaper price ...
Piiitna May 15, 2009 12:30 pm
I do not understand why people come to Dubai to change it, I have lived here for 9 years and adore the place as it is... you just haven't looked far enough. In Al quoz there are many art galleries hidden in the warehouses, i even remember seeing a warehouse for children to play indoor hockey, etc... Each shopping mall has something new, they are not all the same - ok they may have the same shops but what other shops do you want? Mall of the Emirates has an indoor ski arena and a theatre which excersizes in drama, musicals, dance and theatre plays, Dubai Mall has a 'huge' ice rink and will have an amusement park type area (better than magic planet)... You are also forgeting about the upcoming areas such as sports city which will give the chance of baseball, cricket, football (probably any sport you want), Dubai land which will be a large themepark to accomodate people of all ages...
Respect the fact that an Arab country even has nightclubs and bars which stay open to 3am... and the beaches are private and people have houses among these, imagine you and your children had a house on the beach area and outside you had expatriates who abuse their alcohol privelidges laughing and screaming... i sure would not want that...
Do not say they don't have what you want, because i would say that UAE has 80% of what you would want, you just haven't looked hard enough...
bobby chops May 13, 2009 08:01 am
Lane discipline on the highways. I'm getting fed up of being stuck behind the 90kph squadron on SZR.
Ian May 13, 2009 06:26 am
No more bland malls.All malls have the same shops, offering the same thing. Most don't even have a single hardware store!!!!
Better entertainment inside the existing malls. Better affordable family entertainment. Period.
Enough of "biggest, first, largest". Enough said.
More intact, authentic culture within Dubai.
More sensible RTA driving instructors and testers. I blame them for allowing bad drivers on the road.