To see a city in your dream signifies your social environment and sense of community. If you dream of a big city, then it suggests that you need to develop closer ties and relationships. You are feeling alienated and alone. To dream that you are in a deserted city indicates that you feel rejected by those around you.
To dream of a city in ruins denotes that you are neglecting your social relationships and allowing them to deteriorate.
To dream of an underground or underwater city represents your subconscious and how through deeper understanding of yourself, you find commonality and shared experiences with others.
Dreaming of a city in the sky implies that you are being too idealistic. You have overly high hopes for those around you.
To dream of a city represents social interaction. Your social atmosphere. How your social interaction with other people feels. Positively, it reflects a need to get along with others or to care about others needs. Being polite or getting along smoothly. The give and take of interactions and relationships. The condition of your friendships or family life.
To dream of seeing a city across a body of water represents social activity you expect to experience after confronting an uncertain or negative situation. How you are going to get along with someone or a group of people after you face a problem.
To dream of seeing a city in the distance represents your expectations of what social activity will be like in the near future. Feeling that you are close to having to talk to people a lot after a period of keeping yourself about an issue.
To dream of an unfamiliar city represents unfamiliar or uncomfortable social situations. Not being sure what to say to people or how to act around a new crowd. Positively, dreaming of an unfamiliar city may reflect positive social interaction with others that was unexpected. Meeting people you never met before or old relationships maturing in new ways.
To dream of an empty city may reflect feelings about how empty your social life feels. Wanting to talk to people or get along with people, but nothing is happening in your life to encourage it. Feeling that nobody likes you.
See the themes section for [[countries and cities]] for symbolism on specific cities.
Example: A woman dreamed of a disaster occurring in a city that killed 10 million people leaving her as one of the few survivors. In waking life she was experiencing a major setback with a recovery of her broken arm. The dream may have been a reflection of her return to the hospital while feeling isolated and scared by her condition worsening. She may have also felt that her condition worsening was scaring all her friends without anyway to keep them all up to date.
Entering a city in a dream means appeasement of one’s fears. Imam Ibn Seer’in use to prefer entering the city in a dream rather than leaving it. A city in a dream also represents a learned person, a wise man and a scholar. If one enters a city and finds it in ruins in his dream, it means that the learned people of that city no longer live there. It is said that seeing a city in a dream means the death of its ruler or an unjust governor from that place. Seeing a city being built in a dream signifies the growing number of its learned people and represents children who will continue the path of their fathers. Seeing a city with no governor in a dream means rising prices. An unknown city in a dream represents the hereafter, while a known city represents the world. Seeing oneself in an unknown city in a dream is also a sign of righteousness. The best of cities in a dream are the large ones. One’s home town in a dream represents his father, while one’s homeland in a dream represents his mother. Seeing oneself in a northern city in a dream mean increase of one’s cash flow. Seeing oneself in a southern city means increase in one’s trickery and deception. Seeing oneself in a low plateau in a dream means difficulties and trouble, while seeing oneself in a high plateau means trustworthiness and truthfulness. Seeing oneself in Egypt in a dream means longevity and a comfortable living. Seeing oneself in a farmland in a dream means pursuing innovation. Seeing oneself in a bower in a dream signifies the coming of a prosperous year. Seeing oneself in Jerusalem or at the feet of Mount Sinai in a dream also means prosperity. Seeing oneself in Bethlehem in a dream means increased religious devotion. Seeing oneself in Damascus in a dream means blessings, prosperity and wealth, or it could mean corruption. A cold city in a dream represents adversities. Seeing oneself in a shore city in a dream means winning people’s acceptance. Standing on a sulfuric soil or a salinized soil in a dream means an illness. Seeing oneself in a large and populated city in a dream means prosperity and wealth. Entering a city in a dream also means making peace between people. Driving through an unknown section of a city in a dream means losses. Entering an old city that is rebuilt and restored in a dream means that a great and a pious person will be born in that city and he will grow to guide its people on the path of righteousness. A city in a dream also signifies an oath, meeting with one’s beloveds, peace, tranquility and safety. Meeting with God- fearing people in a dream means attaining one’s goals and receiving glad tidings. Seeing the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah in a dream means adversities, earthquake, fear and corruption. Seeing a city in a dream also could mean repentance from sin. A province in a dream represents its governor or renowned scholars. Governing a city in a dream means rising to a suitable position, getting married, recovering from an illness, repenting from sin, or receiving guidance at the hand of a learned shaikh. Seeing a deceased person walking alive in a city in a dream perhaps means that he is in paradise enjoying its blessings. Seeing a deceased person in a village in a dream means that he might be in hell laboring with its people. A city in a dream also represents the entertainment it provides for its dwellers. The name of a city one sees in a dream should reflect some of the meanings of one’s dream. (See Introduction). The industry of a city also has a share in the dream interpretation. Known cities in the world in a dream represent their rulers. Entering a city one already knows in a dream means that one will not die until he enters it again, or it could mean that he will receive news from that city. The walls of a city represent a strong ruler. A demolished wall of a city in a dream signifies the death of its ruler or his removal from office. If one sees a flourishing city with its urban construction, factories and farms, his dream will reflect the spiritual awareness and religious devotion of its people.
Dreaming that you are in a strange city, denotes you will have sorrowful occasion to change your abode or mode of living.
Seeing the prophet Lot in a dream means distress and trouble caused by one’s own people and wife, or perhaps it could mean victory over one’s enemy and witnessing God’s wrath toward them. Seeing the prophet Lot in a dream also denotes obliteration of a nation, effacement, earthquake and destruction if the people who displease their Lord and follow the conduct of the dwellers of the two cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Seeing the prophet Lot’s wife in a dream means that one’s wife will rebel against him and strive to destroy his life and perhaps she will also be destroyed during that process. If everyone sees Lot’s wife in a dream, it means that evil will spread among the women of that land. Seeing the prophet Lot, upon whom be peace, in a dream also denotes a warning against sodomy, and it means that one’s wife is a corrupt woman.