Not many games take place in the Arab world and when they do they are never portrayed correctly, same applies to movies, confusing India or even Afghanistan as being “Arab”, its like saying Chinese people are American, yes that far away. Anyway, I’ve seen a variety of locations and countries used in games but never Dubai and never in this way.
The game is of course fictional, set in 6 months after a huge sandstorm that ruins the entire city. You are a US marine trying to search for survivors and that is pretty much the background of the story.
I don’t quite know what will you be shooting and why but this is a 3rd person shooter game with a cover system similar to Gears of War. I’m not quite sure how Dubai as a setting makes any sense but the game looks to be promising. The game comes out on all platforms sometime in 2012, for more info visit their site.