Dubai does have money. So does the US. But the money Dubai has is put towards the betterment of its citizens. That's the difference. Not to say there aren't problems there or I'm a fan of the place. But there is absolutely no respect or regard for Americans by its own country anymore. We, ourselves, are mostly to blame.I kind of expected someone in California to implement something like this, but I guess there's money in Dubai. One thing that is missing is that this is more of a neighborhood, not a city. There are no shops or grocery stores or businesses that I could see, only a convention center. I'd love to see us up this a notch, make an entire city where EVs can drive, but if you have an ICE, you have to park outside the city (like at Disneyland) and take public transportation to get in.
Some unanswered questions are what happens to the food that they grow? Do they sell it or do the community members eat it? What happens if you are a meat eater and not a vegetarian? I'm guessing people still bring in outside purchases and depend on the regular economies of a city to buy meat and furniture.