Homework #10

7 Jan

After spending almost two weeks in Dubai i can officially conclude that I believe that overall Dubai is a sustainable emirate.Overall the United Arab Emirates are extremely successful when compared to the other countries around the region such as the middle east and Africa. Dubai overall has many problems that it has to face including the obvious: heavy reliance on tourism, an obvious and distinct racial hierarchy, and the immense amounts of projects being developed without full financial backup. However, after staying over a duration of time and visiting the many global companies, I have learned how globalization and tourism can create enough profits to dominate a countries GNP. Dubai is a country that is the center of the world. It is both cosmopolitan and globally accepting. Its Burj Khalifa and the rest of its “world wonders” creates a prime destination for anyone in the entire world. Its ability to connect to everyone in the world, in some ways brings people closer together. Tourism is also extremely rampant and is also on the rise. I believe and hope for success for Dubai, it is like nothing else in the world.

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2 Responses to “Homework #10”

  1. oliverom January 8, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Reid, before I left for Dubai I thought it was a completely stable and sustainable Emirate. Then when I got there I concluded that Dubai was not sustainable, the economy was going to plummet even further, and that Abu Dhabi was next. However, after experience the city a little more and learning about it past what the eye can see, I am re-convinced that the city is sustainable. It is very fragile, though. I think that the economy needs more than tourism, but BECAUSE it has so much tourism and attention, it will be good for business and people will constantly be coming to Dubai and the economy will stay afloat.

    -Maxwell.

  2. gossman2 January 25, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Overall I agree, Dubai is a sustainable emirate. And as well as the United Arab Emirates are extremely successful when compared to the other countries around the region. After going there and seeing Dubai I could form my own opinion of the UAE , not just by watching the news. I agree Dubai is a country that is the center of the world. That’s one of the reasons I liked Dubai a lot the “ability to connect to everyone in the world.”

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