Ok, it's not Rio de Janeiro. Nor is it London or Mumbai or Hong Kong. But it's certainly not soulless. Dubai is full of people who know how to have a good time (and most certainly do have a good time) and it's also full of people who prefer the quiet life. It's home to hundreds of nationalities and multiple income groups. Babies are born and elderly people die in Dubai every day. It's not a perfect city, but then again no place in the world is perfect. It's a real, living environment, and perhaps ironically, is filled with expatriates who came here from places that you probably think of having 'soul' because the money is good in Dubai, the streets are safe, crime is minimal, the city is spotlessly clean. Many of these expatriates cry when they have to return to their home countries.