For a Malaysian (Muslim), you can eat anywhere without fear of non-halal food served to you. There are plenty of Malaysian there, mostly working with the airlines and oil and gas industry.
One of my many stays in JW Marriott Deira, obviously just arrived.
Back to the "fake city", Dubai has its own dark side same as any other city in the world. They depend on outsiders to do things for them. Even their police force personnels were from other GCC countries (I've been told) and the labors were mostly from the sub-continent such as Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka. Then comes the Indonesian and Filipinos.
Malaysians are a rung higher, most are engineers and executives having a more better work package compare from the rest. And then comes the Caucasians on top of the expatriate's food chain.
Well, so far nothing seditious.
Heaven for those having RM2.6bil to spend... ;)
Note: My English is bad sob3x...