Malaysia is a mix of the modern world and a developing nation. With its investment in the high technology industries and moderate oil wealth, it has become one of the richest nations in Southeast Asia. Malaysia, for most visitors, presents a happy mix: there is high-tech infrastructure and things generally work well and more or less on schedule, but prices remain more reasonable than, say, Singapore.
Dubai is a city with its own exotic charm. It's a destination full of emerging modern buildings while still showcasing the beauty of its old charm and the majestic Islamic architecture. This city transformed from a small village for pearling and fishing to one of the fastest growing cities with numerous mega structures incomparable to the rest of the world.