No sales tax was a bonus and made shopping that much easier lol! However the biggest surprise was not the opulence, zero crime rate or the cleanliness which was second to none, it was the culture.
First off, Dubai is the most diverse culture anywhere in the world. I live in Los Angeles, CA and I thought we were diverse, not. In Dubai you literally have every nationality, every race and every religion all in one place and get this, living in perfect harmony! I have never experienced anything like it. I asked our driver about this and he said “Dubai is a Muslim nation, but here we just want everyone to get along and be happy.” Clearly it’s working.
Secondly, the mindset of Dubai’s ruler is one of possibility thinking. It’s all about what can be done, how can we push the limits of innovation in all areas , from architecture to space travel. Get this, their goal is to have a colony on Mars in the next 100 years! Remarkable. I remember when the U.S. was the leader in these areas, this is no longer the case.
Lastly, this possibility thinking extends to all people of their country. Here in America we have the terms, Handicapped , Disabled or Special Needs, in Dubai they have a totally different paradigm, they are called People of Determination. How cool is that! I’m really looking forward to returning this spectacular city and doing one of In Person Deep Dive Masterminds with our Men and Women of Greatness groups.
I look forward to you joining us! Remember, the possibilities are grater than the impossibilities.