Sadly I would have to say probably yes. Al Qaida and its supporters only hate one thing more than what they see as immoral, evil, decadent, Islam-hating western powers and that is Muslim countries they regard as being in bed with the enemy. Unfortunately these people would love nothing better than to wreck the UAE's and Dubai's pursuit of money and commercial advancement and teach them a lesson.
It's an uncomfortable question but it was put to one of the Arab bigwigs of Dubai's property boom on the Dubai Dreams BBC2 series. There was a long, long, uncomfortable pause before he finally said: "We have no history of that here." Of course it was difficult because it is something that could wreck the drive to be a huge tourist destination for westerners.
He was right, there is no history of that here... but the same could be said of Amman in Jordan before this week. There is no doubt that among the warped Muslim extremists of Al Qaida the UAE and Dubai would be regarded as the enemy just as much Bush, Blair and Co.