Middle East lite
 n.— «That generic, anyplace quality is part of the public face of Dubai, which some of its many foreign residents tend to compare to Disney World, or even Las Vegas. It is Middle East lite, as a friend living here puts it. It is less complicated, less densely layered and, as a result, maybe less unnerving than destinations in the region like Istanbul, Cairo or our home base, Jerusalem.» —“A Modern Oasis Stands Apart In the Mideast” by James Bennet New York Times Feb. 15, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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