Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle

Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle

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Yasser Elsheshtawy explores Dubaia€™s history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage today, using historical narratives, travel descriptions, novels and fictional accounts by local writers to bring colour to his history of the citya€™s urban development. With the help of case studies and surveys this book explores the economic and political forces driving Dubaia€™s urban growth, its changing urbanity and its place within the global city network. Uniquely, it looks beyond the glamour of Dubaia€™s mega-projects, and provides an in-depth exploration of a select set of spaces which reveal the citya€™s a€˜inner lifea€™.Cordahi, James(2007) a#39;Gulfin $18bnhotelblitza#39;, Arabian Business, 3 December. ... of new jobs in the construction sector aswell as otherprofessions suchas architectureand interior design, and, of course, theanbsp;...

Title:Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle
Author: Yasser Elsheshtawy
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-09-10

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