Advertising, events, glossy magazines – Dubai’s glamour propaganda is peddled by models and media darlings.
Even patriarchal professions like oil and gas and banking seem to employ female staff of a certain aesthetic standard.
Hospitality is big business here, and where there is hospitality, there is glamour.
Everyone is dolled up, from the bar staff to the fun-loving cabin crew who stop over in Dubai for an energetic form of rest and relaxation.
Either way, matters of the heart can always change the best-laid plans. Once you have picked up the bill – only the most emancipated woman insist on paying their share in Dubai – you may suggest going elsewhere for a drink.