After living in Minsk for 1.5 months, I decided to checkout somewhere new, and Baku was at the top of that list (along with Dushanbe, Tajikistan).
I was absolutely surprised at how quickly the city was being upgraded, and how similar it felt to Dubai.
Here is a fantastic video summary of my experience living in Baku:
Walking around and Exploring Baku, Azerbaijan
Conclusion For Baku, Azerbaijan
This was a wonderful city. Had I stayed here longer, I would be able to settle right in, and continue working.
There is a slight language barrier when trying to get to know people, but otherwise, this is a fantastic city.