I first visited Dubai in the winter of 2011. I didn't feel the need to say much about it at the time, apart from a passing reference in a Simian Substitute Site entry. I was only there for three days, and located in an awkward part of town with limited access to public transport or taxis, so I didn't really get to see that much of the place.
Nearly three years later, I went back. It was quite a bit warmer than it had been during that winter visit, and they'd built a few more things in the meantime. But the important thing was that this time, I was a lot better organised, and managed to do stuff other than working in an office or vegging out in a hotel.
My latest piece for Mostly Film covers part of what I did in Dubai last week. Monoglot Movie Club: The World, Under Construction reviews both of the Arabic language movies that were showing in cinemas while I was there. If you're wondering about the title, click on the map at the top of the article and that should clear things up. If you're wondering what else there is to do in Dubai apart from watch films, then just keep reading this page of backup material instead.