There is nothing interesting, new or, if I am very honest, very good about this picture at all.
Anyone that spends a reasonable time in the Middle East, especially some of the more "cosmopolitan" places like Dubai - and I use that term liberally - see such things every day in shopping malls.
Taking a picture of someone's shoes like that is really rather culturally insensitive. It makes me think of those guys that try to get pictures up women's skirts as they go up escalators, or as they are seated. Sure, it is not the same subject matter but, that does not make it right either.
Well said, After spending 26 Years in Indonesia, My first thought on this Image was "I wonder if he's still free", Dubai has a reputation for shopping, and Jailed Expats that have stepped over the "Line", visible or not, it's there, and anyone that Travels to a place like Dubai had better get their homework done before hand, if your a Photographer even more so, Islamic Country, different rules apply, but it's their Country, Obey them and your generally fine, but even then there's no guarantee.
I'm a very keen Photographer, I've done a number of trips there over the past 5 years to prepare myself for Desert Ultra Marathons, never take the Camera, I was in Dubai recently for 2 days on the way through to Tanzania 2 months ago, my Cameras stayed in the Bag in the Hotel Room, this is not a place to attempt "I'm a culturally sensitive Guy" as a defence, and I agree with most here on this subject, poor use of Common Sense, Poor Listening Skills, Poor Image.
To add though, There are some absolutely Wonderful Places to visit in the Middle East, People to see, but the area requires you you to polish your skills in sensitivity, and that sensitivity should be local centric, not what you consider as "sensitive" in your own Country, especially if your from a Western Country where we generally have a wider view of what can & cant be done without causing offence.