Every visitor to Dubai have the mandatory picture of themselves with the Burj Al Arab in the background, so nothing un-touristy here.
(I have to admit that even though I see this building everyday, I still think it is one of the most beautiful buildings ever built)
But if you turn around and look the other way, you see quite a different picture. Like these two local men sitting on the beach wall, enjoying the view...
or this mosque under construction, with the Burj Khalifa visible in the background. (The Burj Khalifa is about 10km's away from the spot where I took the picture)