In the super city Dubai, a place which not so long ago was a desolate desert where very few lived is now a thriving metropolis with a population of 2,404,237 (S, Lamia, Al-Neef & b, 2014) . The main monetary contribution to the industrialization of Dubai was from the raw material crude oil that was discovered in 1966 (Dubai-info.org, 2015) in the Fateh Oil Field (Emirates, 2015). Since it was realised the oil was not a sustainable to maintain their economy, decisions were made to focus on tourism and real-estate (Stone, 2014).
In 1922 in expectation of oil being discovered; the ruler of Dubai signed an agreement with the British Company Petroleum Concession Ltd. This agreement at first did not lead to the discovery of oil, but it brought in small annual licensing fees and this income did prove helpful to Dubai in building up its infrastructure, since the decline in pearl industry due to the worldwide economic crisis of 1929. In the1960s Dubai had still no modern port facilities, no utilities, and no paved roads (Elsheshtawy, Dubai: behind an urban spectacle, 2010, p.108). Sheikh Rashed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, initiated a series of development projects strengthening the city’s position as a center of trade which included the dredging of the Creek in early 1966. Dubai developed into a primary hub for regional and global trade activity, also due to its geographical location. With the discovery of oil in 1966 Dubai witnessed an unprecedented expansion and construction boom. Some of the key infrastructure projects of this time was the construction of Dubai’s airport, the Al Maktoum hospital and the establishment of Dubai Municipality (DM). The city’s urban pattern started to change as well. With the immigrant wave from 1967 until 1974, the many of the one story buildings were replaced by multistory buildings and modern high-rises started to appear on Dubai’s skyline Dubai’s suburban growth away from the Creek began in 1970, when the city focused its new developments around a growth corridor along Sheikh Zayed Road towards Jebel Ali (Schmid & Stewart, Economy of fascination: Dubai and Las Vegas as themed urban landscapes, 2009, p. 77-
Dubai’s emergence as a tourist destination, coupled with Emirates Airlines dominance in the region coupled with its far reaching direct flights, has allowed Emirates to rapidly grow.
Dubai, called by some as a dream in a desert; a gate way between the east and the west. Home to some of the world's tallest and buildings and to the only underwater hotel, Dubai may seem like the embodiment of magnificence, but beneath it's appearance of perfection there lies a dark secret. While Dubai may seem to be in a position of economic bliss, Dubai has been racking up billions of dollars in debt and there is no indication of it slowing down. Even though the United Arab Emirates are in an economic downturn, they still continue to spend vast amounts of money, a habit which will not prove well for the country in the future.
Presently Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen are the 14 nations in the Middle East. The majority of Middle Easterners share in common the Arab culture, language and religion. It is especially important to take note of the Islamic belief. "Islam means the act of giving one's self to God or Allah" (Harris & Moran, 2000, p.385). Visitors and business people must understand the powerful religious and cultural force of Islam to appreciate or comprehend this country. Although this paper focuses on establishing and doing business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the writers have also given attention to the demographics and culture of this intriguing country.
Renaissance is a French word that can be divided into two parts: “re” which means again and “naissance” which means birth. Therefore, renaissance is rebirth. When Renaissance is evoked, it commonly refers to the European Renaissance of the 14th–16th centuries. The European Renaissance is a cultural movement and an intellectual transformation that constitutes a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Modern Era. This bridge contributed to the prosperity and the development of Europe. Unfortunately, the Arab world is still lagging far behind. This gap can’t be filled unless an Arab human renaissance occurs. And this rebirth can’t be successful unless the status of women in the Arab world is improved. In fact, I believe that the rise of women is a prerequisite for an Arab renaissance. This transformation must be based on a peaceful process of negotiation for redistributing power and building good governance. To begin, women’s education is a very critical issue to stress on. Health and abolishment of violence come after. Moreover, women’s rights must be respected to reach equality between men and women. In addition, women have to be more involved in political life. It is also necessary for them to participate in economic activities.
Since 1974, the United Arab Emirates has been one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of crude oil. They are second only to Saudi Arabia, and oil profits make up over 25% of the country’s annual income (CIA World Factbook). Before oil was discovered in the 1950’s, the United Arab Emirates’s economy was reliant upon few other resources. But when these resources started to run out, the UAE’s economy experienced a small crash, resulting in major job loss. The government is now aiming to avoid a similar outcome by decreasing it’s reliance upon few resources, and creating jobs outside of oil businesses. Their efforts have been sufficient, as they have been able to take advantages of opportunities in construction, banking, and most significantly, tourism (BBC). at the rate which their economy is expanding, the United Arab Emirates’s move to decrease their dependence on oil profits will be successful. By the end of 2018, tourism will be the next big business.
Have you ever wanted to see the world’s richest country? That is covered with exotic beaches. Food that will defiantly cure your taste buds. Luxurious cars everywhere you turned your head. Seeing different people from all over the world coming to visit. A place that’ll for sure entertain you. To get a taste of this lifestyle that’s overseas, you need to visit Dubai.
Compete in today’s global world makes the countries in any other parts of the world will compete to defend presence acknowledgement by the world. The development of all aspects of life makes the state in any hemisphere shows of wealth as well as his true identity as a country. A country’s resource wealth into the shield from the impact of the progress of the world, but it also can we take advantage to make our country as the world promotion. The development of the world culture as icons make important to maintain themselves in the middle of the era of competition, culture is a symbol of system and meaning in a human society which contained the norms and values of social relationship and behavior become the true identity of a country. Cultural wealth makes a humor behavior patterns are increasingly diverse, the attitude of cooperation in building a nation. the nature how a country’s or community’s view on it is an important aspect, which we refer to as the hospitality properties. The attitude of showing how the country educating people inside. The wealth cultures make a country home to place tourism as other important aspects to compete in today’s global world.