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How dubai became dubai

Mar 19, 2017



How Dubai became Dubai

How Dubai became Dubai

By Neha Mehndiratta

The Evolution of Dubai

Dubai is a part of 7 emirates of United Arab Emirates(UAE) formed in 1971

Basic Information about DubaiPopulation- 2.2 millionArea 3900 sq mtrsOfficial Language : ArabicMajor Religion : Islam Main Exports : Crude oil, natural gas, dried fish and dates. Currency : Arab Emirate (Dirham)

Market Size : More than $17 billion domestic imports annuallyGateway to $150 billion regional import.

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ Dubai

80% of Dubai population consist of foreigners43% Indians17% Imarati13.3% Pakistani7.5% Bangladeshi9.1% Arab10.8% Others

Discovery of Oil in DubaiFishing and pearl-diving supported the region for many centuries.Oil was eventually discovered in Dubai in 1966.But in small quantities compared to neighbouring states.In 1969, Dubai exported oil for the first time.It is estimated that Dubai produces 50,000 to 70,000 barrels (11,000 m3) of oil per day

Depletion of Oil ReservesDubais oil reserves have diminished significantly and are expected to be exhausted in 20 years.Revenue from petroleum and natural gas currently account for less than 4% of the emirates GDP.

Dubai in 1990

Shifted Interest to overall developmentThe secret to Dubai success is doing the best with what you have.

Governments decision to diversify from a trade- based, oil-reliant economy to one that is service and tourism-oriented made property more valuable, resulting in the property appreciation.

Dubais interest then shifted to trade, then to manufacturing, then to development of tourism.

Dubai in 2005

Dubai Now

Rapid development in tourism sectorMasterplan for attracting the world

Crazy MegastructuresBurj khalifaBurj-Al-ArabPalm Islands Dubai mallRotating Skyscrapers Dubai Land

Currently 15-25% of worlds cranes are operating in Dubai

Burj KhalifaTallest manmade structure in the world (829.8mt)

Construction began on 21 Sep2004 and completed on 1Oct2009

Total cost-1.5 billion USD.

Burj-Al-ArabResembles the shape of a Sail.Stands on an Artificial island.Fourth Tallest Hotel in the world.Worlds only seven star Hotel.Construction began in 1994 and completed in 1999.Total Cost-650 million USD.

Palm IslandsPalm Jumeriah,Palm Jebel Ali,Palm DieraResembles the shape of Palm treeComprises of 100 luxury hotels, beach

World Islands Dubai

Dubai MallWorlds largest shopping mall based on total area.Part of Burj khalifa complex.Attracts more than7,50,000 visitors every week.Holds the Title of Worlds Most Visited Shopping Mall.

Rotating Sky scrappers80 apartments that spins full 360 degree around a central column by means of 79 power generating wind turbines located between each floor

Takes 1 to 3 hours to make a complete rotation.

Dubai LandTwice the size of Walt Disney World Resort.

Expected to attract 2,00,000 visitors daily

Dubai is a no Tax zoneThey believe that the unearned income is not good to take.Individuals need not pay Income tax, Sales tax.However taxes are imposed on imports, hotels, entertainment services.High taxes on alcohol and other related products.Jebel Ali Free Zone.

Dark Side of DubaiCorruption and fraud at dubais state linked companies is very high.No standard address system making mail-to- the-door impossible.High rates of school dropouts.High costs of Dowry.Extreme hot climate.

Future of Dubai

In 38 years, Dubai has grown from a rather barren desert into a modern metropolis

International overnight tourist 2015 14.2 millionFuture mega ProjectsDubai SnowdomeDubai WaterfrontDubai landDubai World CentreHydro polisDubai International Airport

Al Maktoum International Airport

Hydropolis Underwater hotel

Dancing Towers

Arabian Blade

Some Interesting FactsAs of 2015, Dubai was the 7th most visited city of the world, with 14.2 million visitors a year.Dubai is the most populous emirate of the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates.Dubai is also known as City of Gold, a major part of economy based on Gold trades in Dubai.Dubai has been called the "shopping capital of the Middle East" Dubai alone has more than 70 shopping malls.India is the Largest Trade partner of Dubai.Famous celebrities like David Becham, Brad pitt, Shahrukh Khan are believed to have owned villas in palm islands.

GDP by Sector