The beautiful contemporary muslim architecture oozes presence in amongst the ordinary glass and steel skyscrapers. They tower over it, yet their designs seem for the most part ordinary and uninspired in comparison to the new muslim style.
The contrast between the rich and the poor is very apparent in this vibrant and colourful city. There is something very disturbing about seeing gleaming new skyscrapers above and expensive cars drive past while you are navigating around beggars and broken sidewalks. The various unsavoury smells hanging in the air aren’t the only thing about it that stinks!