Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Dubai: The Future of Globalisation


The United Arab Emirates struck liquid gold in the form of oil and are now the seventh-largest reserve in the world. The country was established in December 1971 as a federation of seven Emirates: Abu Dhabi (capital), Dubai (largest city), Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. The main two cities, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, used this money wisely. They invested directly into healthcare, infrastructure and education. Dubai especially focused on becoming a hub of international trade and transport with a diverse population of expats, large companies and, obviously, magnificent architecture. Dubai has re-invented many things: luxury holidays with seven-star hotels, the world’s tallest building, featured in large films like this year’s record-breaking Furious 7 and many more illustrations of success.