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UAE Presentation

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Lukas Eu

on 23 April 2013

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by Lukas Euring United Arab Emirates - Dubai Facts about the UAE: History of Dubai Dubai today: My personal experiences Fishing and pearl diving for a thousand years
Sheikhdom in 1833 (Al-Maktoum dynasty)
1870s: Dubai became the principal port on the Gulf coast
Invention of artificial pearls 1926 and Great Depression 1929
1966: oil was discovered
United Arab Emirates 1971
Today: vibrant, modern, business-centred city-state 2,106,177 people from over 200 countries
Cosmopolitan city
Tourism, trade and logistics hub
"gateway between the east and the west"
Salaries and wages are tax-free
Internet and Media cities foundations for “New Dubai”
Home of Burj Khalifa (830m)
Biggest harbour in the Arabian world
Multi ethnical city 53% Indian, 17% Emirati, 13.3% Pakistani Open-minded city
No fixed culture in Dubai melting pot
Exaggerated lifestyle (consumerist approach*)
Comparable to American Dream
Dubai ≠ typical Arabian city
Very globalized
Islam is not Islamism
Asians often (ab)used as cheap workers
City of huge differences Questions and statements Does something like modern slavery still exist in Dubai?

Is Dubai a city bred by the influence of globalization? Surface area: 83,600 km² (357,114)
Population: 5,314,317 (82,302,000)
Currency: Dirham (AED) (1€ = 4.78 AED)
Capital city: Abu Dhabi
Official languages: Arabian and English
Constitutional Monarchy
80% foreign migrant workers (estimated)
One percent of the area is inhabited
Subtropical climate zone (desert) Burj Khalifa The World (Developing Area) Old Dubai (traditional "souks") Dubai Marina Dubai International Airport hub=Knotenpunkt, Zentrum *consumerist approach = konsumorientiertes Denken bred = gezüchtet Thank you for your attention https://maps.google.de/maps?q=Dubai%20map&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:de:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&hl=de&biw=1920&bih=922&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=il
Dubai Visit 21.03.13 - 28.03.13 Lukas Euring 4 : 0
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