Worldview: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

By Dorr, Erin | PM Network, June 2007 | Go to article overview

Worldview: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Dorr, Erin, PM Network


FACTS & FIGURES

Population: 1.2 million, 80 percent of whom are expatriates

Land area: 3,885 square kilometers, making it the second-largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates

Languages: Arabic, although English, Hindi and Urdu are also widely spoken

Economy: Dubai is the second-wealthiest emirate. The 1966 discovery of oil led to rapid economic growth, which was wisely invested in infrastructure for other industries, such as trade and tourism. In 2005, only six percent of Dubai's gross domestic product came from oil sources. Free trade and tax-free zones have sparked a boom in foreign business and real estate. The emirate is also clearly staking its claim in the tourism market, hoping its nearly six million visitors in 2006 will jump to 15 million by 2010, making it the top vacation destination in the Middle East.

Source: economist.com

"Dubai is too busy to learn proper project management. Recently, we are seeing an emerging interest in project management across industries. Therefore, we consider project management to be emerging strongly, but we are still in the early stages.

-MOUNlR A. AJAM, PMR CEO OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY SUKAD FZ LLC, DUBAI"

TOPPROJECTS

Construction is the name of the game here. In fact, as many as 25 percent of the world's tower cranes are estimated to be in Dubai, according to gulfnews.com. Here are some of the highlights:

Hydropolis: Visitors to this $500 million, 220-suite underwater hotel begin at the land station before being transported 60 feet below sea level. Construction delays will likely postpone the targeted 2008 opening. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Worldview: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.