I wouldn't say I'm upset about it. It is just a sobering reminder of the shift of power in the world.
To put things in perspective, Abu Dhabi's very first paved roads were not constructed until the 1960s, over 30 years after the Chrysler Building was completed.
Matt I'd use the word "refreshing" vs "sobering." This is the Bush doctrine at work, spreading freedom and Western Culture to these parts of the world. The UAE is a shinning expample of what the rest of the Mideast should look like. Here we have country desiring to better themselves through peaceful means and not simply relying on the oil in the ground. This is the kind of country we want to do business with.