Piers Morgan hosts this documentary on what is considered one of the most extravagant cities in the world. In only 20 years, Dubai has turned from a desert into a modern oasis.
For the majority of the film we are exposed, through Piers, into just how lavish and over-the-top Dubai is; Giant palm shaped islands seen from space, the only 7 star hotel, the world’s largest skyscraper, $50 million accommodations and 100,000 pound mobile phones, to name a few.
Led by the visionary Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid, Dubai has managed to become a utopia for those chasing a dreamlike lifestyle. Dubai nationals constitute only 1 out of 6 of the total population with the majority being professional expats or millions of cheap labor from South Asia. The film also shows the dichotomy of European foreigners enjoying their almost hedonistic extravagant lifestyle in a country guided and ruled by strict Sharia law where it is illegal to drink alcohol or kiss in public. Two cultures existing side by side as Dubai turns a blind eye to “going ons” occurring inside its private bubbles like hotels, because it simply needs its expats.