Ninety miles from the South Eastern tip of the United States, Liberty has no stead. In order for Liberty to exist and thrive, Tyranny must be identified, recognized, confronted and extinguished.
The difference is that every one of those city scapes was created by the people who lived there... except one. Dubai was created by foreigners. Foreign engineers. Foreign banks. Foreign architects. Even foreign laborers. The only thing the people of Dubai provided was capital, from oil revenues.