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Transcript of DUBAI
3885 square kilometers
2.47 mil inhabitants
second largest emirate
85% of the total population of the state is living in Dubai city!
hot and humid
july over 40°C
less than 10 days rain per year
not allowed because of religious reasons
worse take place--> victim could get fine as well
2 years late
A sinking of 5 milimeters
"living on top of each other"
no circulation of water
residential + entertainment places
only Palm Jumeirah is finished
leases of 99 years --> full to acquire
foreign capital + investors are bounded
attractions & sights
The world/ Waterfront/ The universe
completely new district
Now under constructions!
finished in 2020
Dubai Mall/ Ski Dubai/
Burj Dubai -> Burj Khalifa
1 mil liters of water per DAY
36 megawatts of electricity
aquarium / ice rink
800 apartments, offices, hotel
waste of resources
Burj Al Arab
"only" 5 stars
located: Jumeirah Beach
Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International
140 square kilometers ->(larger than kiel)
finished in 2020
Burj Al Arab / Dubai Airport
15.000.000 guests will be expected
Travel & Tourism
Gulf & Food Exhibitions
to meet demands of tourists
broaden the market of Dubai
up to 26% of total revenue from the tourism sector!
Types of tourists
burglaries have been increased
foreign workers mainly from Asia
Travel and tourism
Keep in mind: Arabian Country!
position of women is not like in western countries
strong and strict rules & rites
men allowed to have more than 1 wife
woman go to prison if she got raped-> not being loyal
locals will always win!
fastest growing city of the world
no sewer -> feaces collected in septic tanks
no rules for constructions-> electricity consumption of 20 000 kw hours
not enough water -> thurst
tons of oil & gas required to make water
biggest energy waster
largest ecological footprint
"no time" for environmental protection & energy conservation
short-lived city life
citizens away from any ethical responsibility
World financial crisis
2009 Dubai financial crisis as well
investors from outside were missing
tourists were missing
stagnating of constructions
unfinished projects doesn´t bring income
no assurance of funding
Dubai now is deeply in dept!
And mass tourism does not help the system!
Deeply in dept!