Livin' la vida expat in Dubai isn't as snazzy as it used to beby Scott Carmichael Feb 13th 2009 @ 10:30AM Forget New York City - the world capital of spend, spend, spend has long been Dubai. This is literally where the sky was the limit, and when they ran out of sky, they simply built out into the ocean. Thousands upon thousands of foreigners made their way to Dubai to grab their own little bit of the wealth. Of course, that has all come to a grinding halt. Construction is slowing down, and a general feeling of doom and gloom is descending upon the nation. Things are apparently so bad, that many expats are packing up their belongings and leaving. Of course, when you leave so suddenly, you tend to forget minor things like your mortgage, your car and your credit card debt. Livin' la vida expat in Dubai isn't as snazzy as it used to be - Gadling | travel blog | news, stories, deals, and tips. Go there.