Interesting Dubai Articles on the Web

We selected articles on the web about Dubai and the United Arab Emirates that might be interesting for you.



Al Bawaba reports about the Dubai International Boat Show (March 7, 2007):

Dubai will be the boating world’s biggest attraction next week, as the gates open to the 15th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the premier exhibition in the Middle East for the leisure marine industry. Organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the Dubai International Boat Show will be an impressive 33 percent bigger than the previous year, with 20,000 square meters of net exhibition space and more than 142 boats exhibiting on the water. Read the full article…



Trade Arabia reports from a new residential project in Dubai (October 29, 2006):

Dubai’s Ritaj project provides 2,200 housing units - Dubai Investments Real Estate Company (DIRC), the real estate arm of Dubai Investments, has announced the launch of its first residential project – ‘Ritaj’ - at Dubai Investments Park.
A unique residential development designed to epitomize the concept of affordable luxury, ‘Ritaj’ provides a range of more than 2,200 housing units, including studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments that offer world-class facilities. Read the full article…



Asia Times Online analysizes Dubai’s new socio-economic model and its impact to the region (June 7, 2006):

Dubai lives the post-oil Arab dream - Welcome to the ultimate sociopolitical model for the 21st century: a Blade Runner-esque melting pot of neo-liberalism and “subterranean” economy, Sunni Arab Islam and low taxes, souks and artificial islands, a giant warehouse and a tourist paradise, life in the fast lane and post-modern slavery. The model spells out an apolitical, consumer-mad, citizenship-free society. Read the full article…



The Guardian Unlimited published an interesting report about Dubai’s spending on construction (February 13, 2006):

Boomtown - The fastest-growing city on earth, Dubai is spending mind-boggling sums on construction and is about to swallow up P&O in its bid to be a global maritime power. Given the scale of its ambition, could it become the most important place on the planet? Read the full article…