After a half day exploring Sydney (one of the coolest cities in the world), I headed to Dubai. The flight wasn't very comfortable, and the promised Emirates Airbus didn't materialize either. Oh well.
After an hour of running around what had to be one of the worst-designed airports in the world, I took the metro into the city. The automated metro ticket machine wasn't working, so in order to buy a ticket one needed to see an agent, who then proceeded to go to the machine and retrieve the ticket manually. This was a common theme in Dubai - a sleek, modern exterior, with chaos and shoddiness underneath.
All of my concerns evaporated, though, once I stepped off the metro and saw it.
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