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A Diamond in the Desert: Behind the Scenes in Abu Dhabi, the World’s Richest City

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Arabia in the 1960s – still a land of desert, nomadic tribes, falcons and gazelles. And Abu Dhabi, perched on the Gulf Coast, was a poor fishing community. Barely forty years on, it is the richest city on earth, with major stakes in Western economies. And if the extraordinarily ambitious plans for the capital of the United Arab Emirates succeed, its future impact will be global. Jo Tatchell’s family arrived in Abu Dhabi in 1974 when there were only a few thousand inhabitants. She left as a young adult in the nineties, choosing personal freedom over a life of comfort and ease. But in recent years, as Abu Dhabi has become ever more significant on the world stage, she has returned to get behind the headlines and see how the city is changing for herself. In this illuminating portrait, she shows Abu Dhabi past and present through the eyes of its people – from sheikhs to Indian immigrants, housewives to ex-pats – as well as her own. Tales of the Bedus’ traditional hospitality and of expeditions into the desert mingle with accounts of hair-raising decadence and double standards, as she reveals a society and culture almost derailed by sudden, extreme wealth. And yet, as she discovers, Abu Dhabi is about to change again. Its rulers have a grand vision of a cultural bridge between Islam and the West, which might just transform our world.

A Diamond in the Desert: Behind the Scenes in Abu Dhabi, the World’s Richest City

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Dubai spire: the mantle of the world’s tallest building will soon pass to the Burj Dubai, now rising up over the Gulf.: An article from: The Architectural Review

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This digital document is an article from The Architectural Review, published by EMAP Architecture on October 1, 2008. The length of the article is 481 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Dubai spire: the mantle of the world’s tallest building will soon pass to the Burj Dubai, now rising up over the Gulf.
Author: Gale Reference Team
Publication: The Architectural Review (Magazine/Journal)
Date: October 1, 2008
Publisher: EMAP Architecture
Volume: 224 Issue: 1340 Page: 81(3)

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Dubai spire: the mantle of the world’s tallest building will soon pass to the Burj Dubai, now rising up over the Gulf.: An article from: The Architectural Review

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Dubai Renames World’s Tallest Tower Burj Khalifa


Dubai has unveiled the world’s tallest skyscraper in an extravagant multimedia and fireworks display. The 828-meter tall building was renamed Burj Khalifa on Monday, after the UAE president. (04 January 2010)

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The world’s tallest skyscraper unveiled – The Burj Dubai

Watch the amazing fireworks show from Dubai as ruler Sheikh Mohammed unveils the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai. . Follow us on twitter at twitter.com

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