United Arab Emirates
UAE, the country of desert, sea, the sheikhs and probably the most modern and show-off city in the world - Dubai.
In Dubai, everything has to be bigger, better, more luxurious and richer than anywhere else: the tallest building in the world, the forest of skyscrapers, the artificial palm island and the shopping mall with the aquarium tank so big you can dive in it, admire sharks and other sea creatures. It is all for show, of course, but I would be dishonest if I said it's not breathtaking.
And, there is also the older, more traditional, populated by migrants side of Dubai, visited by less tourists, but also nice with great food, restaurants and way better prices.
Don't miss the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi!