Dubai

  • Auteur: Charles Crowell
  • ISBN: 9781873544990
  • Date de sortie: 1996-08-08
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Dubai

  • Auteur: Lindsay Bennett
  • ISBN: 9781847731944
  • Date de sortie: 2008-07
  • Collection: New Holland Publishers
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Dubai

  • Auteur: Pranay Gupte
  • ISBN: 818475504X
  • Date de sortie: 2011-01-01
  • Collection: Penguin UK
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From desert sands to a glittering metropolis: the inside story of Dubai’s transformation. In just two decades; Dubai has reinvented itself from a small; poor and quiet fishing village to a dazzling city with a vibrant urban life. How did this happen? Home to more than 200 nationalities—particularly those from the Indian subcontinent—the emirate’s choice to welcome expatriates has paid off. Cultivating an open and welcoming culture; Dubai manages to attract people from all over the world; heartily embracing any entrepreneurial contribution they wish to make. The emirate is now also known for its cosmopolitan melting-pot culture; and its enabling environment to conduct business; and this; along with the tax-free system and hassle-free infrastructure; makes it a much sought-after site for multinational enterprises who want a base in Asia. Unlike the Gulf emirates that can count on petroleum wealth; Dubai has wound its way to prosperity by planning carefully and executing those plans methodically. Its airline and luxury construction have made it a popular destination for luxury tourism. Projects like the Burj al-Arab; the Palm Jumeriah and the Burj Khalifa; along with events like the world’s richest horserace—the Dubai World Cup—and the Dubai Shopping Festival; have sustained tourist interest and focused the world’s attention on the emirate. Pranay Gupte draws on his deep knowledge of the region and its leading personalities to trace the city-state’s extraordinary and fabulous journey.

Dubai

  • Auteur: Jim Krane
  • ISBN: 1848873948
  • Date de sortie: 2009-12-01
  • Collection: Atlantic Books Ltd
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Today, Dubai is a city of shimmering skyscrapers attracting thousands of tourists every year. Yet just sixty years ago Dubai's population scraped a living by picking dates, diving for pearls, or sailing in wooden dhows to trade with Iran and India. Dubai is everything the rest of the Arab world is not. Until recently it was the fastest-growing city in the world, with an economy whose growth outpaced China's while luring more tourists than all of India. The city has become a metaphor for the lush life, where the wealthy mingle in gilded splendour and luxury cars fill the streets, yet it is also beset by a backwash of bad design, environmental degradation and controversial labour practices. Dubai tells its unique story.

Dubai

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  • ISBN: 9768182768
  • Date de sortie: 2006-06-01
  • Collection: Explorer Publishing & Distribution
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Comprehensive, fun and easy to use, this book covers everything worth knowing about Dubai and where to do it. Meticulously updated by a resident team of writers, photographers and lovers of life, the result is the most in-depth, practical and accurate coverage and recommendations around. Ideal for residents, short-term visitors and tourists; essential for anyone in this vibrant and surprising city. It contains New Resident tips and advice; Independent reviews of over 500 restaurants, bars and cafes; Leisure and sporting activities from Abseiling to Entertainment to Zoology; Exploring - from museums and heritage to the latest shopping malls; Everything fully referenced to 30 pages of photographic maps; Plus a pull-out city map. This is the insiders' guide to what's hot and what's not in Dubai and the Emirates!

Dubai Amplified

  • Auteur: Dr Stephen J Ramos
  • ISBN: 1409488845
  • Date de sortie: 2012-11-28
  • Collection: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Following the British withdrawal in 1971, the Gulf Region entered a heady period of political restructuring, awash with oil money that helped fund national aspirations. Infrastructure investment became a central part of the region's nation-building initiatives and fueled strong competition. Without its neighbours' oil fields, infrastructure and territorial development became particularly vital to Dubai. This book provides a unique and detailed understanding of Dubai urbanism by demonstrating that cumulative programmatic intensification and scalar amplification of its large-scale infrastructural components guided its metropolitan growth and generated a territorial organization logic that outstripped the predictive capacity of traditional Western master planning. Dubai’s rapid series of infrastructural projects culminated in the Jebel Ali Port, Industrial Area, and Free Zone, which marked a definitive "before and after" point. The book shows how Jebel Ali also became the template for subsequent developments, Dubai World Holdings Company's international aspirations, and the agencies that manage and regulate Dubai's large-scale infrastructural projects today. Dubai Amplified highlights the cycle of typological borrowing, prototypical replication, and scalar amplification, specifically in Dubai's infrastructure projects, to best describe its general territorial development. While infrastructure is traditionally understood as the elemental "hardware" that undergirds urban development, the book concludes by arguing that the definition should be expanded in this case as more of a set of objects, networks, and services that cities can selectively borrow, replicate, and amplify.

A Hedonist s Guide to Dubai

  • Auteur: Hallie Campbell
  • ISBN: 1905428359
  • Date de sortie: 2009-09-01
  • Collection: A Hedonist's guide to...
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Color-coded maps and color photos enhance this helpful guide to the opulent sights and refined adventures in and around the city for sophisticated and seasoned travelers.
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