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Before the discovery of black gold in Dubai it was but a small fishing village on the coast of UAE. One of eight Emirates it was unspectacular. When oil was discovered, it started a growth spurt at a phenomenal pace. It is still the fastest growing city on earth and has now established itself as contender for one of the world’s greatest cities. A couple of years back demand for hotels far outstripped supply and getting a room for less than £100 per night was difficult. This meant that Dubai became a playground for the rich and famous. It is one of the driest places on earth and temperatures during the day often exceed fifty degrees. Then the bubble burst, now rooms start from around £30 with the top end hotels charging in excess of £1000 per night. Dubai is one of those places inhabited by people that dream big.…