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DUBAI – WORLDS FASTEST GROWING CITY. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES A FEDERATION SOUTHEAST OF ARABIAN PENISULA (SW ASIA) ON PERISAN GULF BORDERS OMAN AND SAUDI.

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1 DUBAI – WORLDS FASTEST GROWING CITY

2 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES A FEDERATION SOUTHEAST OF ARABIAN PENISULA (SW ASIA) ON PERISAN GULF BORDERS OMAN AND SAUDI ARABIA SHARES SEA BORDERS WITH IRAQ, KUWAIT, BAHRAIN, QATAR & IRAN

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4 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES CALLED EMIRATE RULED BY EMIRES 7 EMIRATES ABU DHABI, AJMAN, DUBAI, FUJAIRAH, RAS AL-SKAIMAH, SHARJAH & UMM AL-QUWAIN

5 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES BEFORE 1971, THE UAE WAS KNOWN AS THE TRUCIAL STATES OR TRUCIAL OMAN (REFERENCE TO A 19 TH CENTURY TRUCE BETWEEN UK AND SEVERAL ARAB SHEIKHS UAE HAS CONSTITUTION & PRESIDENT CURRENT PRESIDENT KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN

6 UAE IS NOT A CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCH NOR A REPUBLIC FEDERATION OF 7 MONARCHIES – RULERS HAVE ABSOLUTE POWER WITHIN THEIR EMIRATES HEAD OF GOVERNMENT (PRIME MINISTER_ FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SECURITY & DEFENCE NATIONALITY AND IMMIGRATION ISSUES, EDUCATION, PUBLIC HEATH, CURRENCY, POSTAL, TELEPHONE AND OTHER COMMUNICATON SERVICES, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, LABOUR RELATIONS, BANKING, EXTRADTION OF CRIMINALS ALL OTHER RESPONSBILITIES NOT GRANTED TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENT ARE RESERVED TO THE EMIRATES

7 DUBAI – SITE & SITUATION LOCATED AT ° N & °E 16 M ABOVE SEA LEVEL AREA – 4,110 KM 2 ( FROM 3,900 KM 2 THROUGH LAND RECLAMATION PROJECTS WITHIN ARABIAN DESERT

8 DUBAI – SITE & SITUATION SAND – CRUSHED SHELL AND CORAL (FINE, CLEAN AND WITE) ALONG BORDER WITH OMAN WESTERN HAJAR MOUNTAINS

9 DUBAI – SITE & SITUATION NO NATURAL RIVER BODIES DOES HAVE A NATURAL INLET (DUBAI CREEK) WHICH HAS BEEN DREDGED TO MAKE IT DEEP ENOUGH FOR LARGE VESSELS TO PASS THROUGH

10 DUBAI – SITE & SITUATION MUCH OF SOUTH SAND DUNES AND EVENTUALLY LEADS TO DESERT (THE EMPLY QUARTER) VERY STABLE ZONE NEAREST FAULT LINE IS 200KM AWAY (ZAGROS) POSSIBILITY OF TSUNAMIS IN REGION IS MINIMAL BECAUSE PERISIAN GULT WATERS ARE NOT DEEP ENOUGH

11 DUBAI – SITE & SITUATION VEGETATION WILD GRASSES, DATE PLAMS, HYACINTHS, ACACIA AND GHAF TREES CLIMATE – HOT, ARID SUMMERS – EXTREMELY HOT, WINDY & DRY (~40°C) WINTERS – COOL AND SHORT (~23°C) TOTAL PRECIPITAITON ~150mm

12 DUBAI – GOVERNANCE RULED BY AL MAKTOUM FAMILY SINCE 1833 MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM (VICE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER OF UAE AND MEMBER OF SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE UNION)

13 DUBAI – GOVERNANCE DUBAI MUNICIPALITY (DM) EST. IN 1965 (RASHID bin SAEED AL MAKTOUM) PURPOSE – CITY PLANNING, CITIZENSHIP SERVICES AND UPKEEP OF LOCAL FACILITIES

14 DUBAI – GOVERNANCE DM CHAIRED BY HAMDAN BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM DEPUTY RULER OF DUBAI IN CHARGE OF ROADS, PLANNING, SURVEY, ENVIORNMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH, FINANCIAL AFFAIRS & SANITAITON AND SEWAGE

15 LARGEST POPULATION OF 7 EMIRATES 2 ND LARGEST LAND MASS (ABU DHABI – 1 ST ) ABU DHABI & DUBAI HAVE VETO POWER OVER CRITICAL NATIONAL IMPORTANCE OVER OTHER EMIRATES DUBAI – FUNCTION

16 AREA4,114 KM 2 POPUALTION (2008) 2,262,000 DENISTY408.18/KM 2 METRO3,410,737

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18 62% 7.5%

19 EARLIEST TOWN – 1799 DUBAIDUBAI DUBAI FORMALLY EST. IN EARLY 19 TH CENTRUL BY AL ABU FALASA CLAN OF BANI 1892 UK ASSUMED PROTECTION OF DUBAI (REMAINED UNDER CLAN CONTROL) DUBAI – FUNCTION

20 GEO. LOCATION IMPORTANT TRADING HUB (PEARL DIVERS) PEARL INDUSTRY STRONG UNTIL 1930s WWI & GREAT DEPRESSION DESTROYED INDUSTRY JAPAN PRODUCED CULTURED PEARL DUBAI DEPRESSION MANY STARVED & MIGRATED OUT DUBAI – FUNCTION

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22 BEGINNING OF 20 TH CENTURY IMPORTANT PORT DUBAI – FUNCTION

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25 1966 – OIL DISCOVERED RESULT MASSIVE INFLUX OF FOREIGN WORKERS (POP. OF DUBAI BY 300%) MODERN DUBAI 1971 AFTER UK LEFT UAE 1979 FREE TRADE ZONE BUILT AROUND THE JEBEL ALI PORT (FOREIGN COMPANIES UNRESTRICTED IMPORT OF LABOUR AND EXPORT CAPITAL) DUBAI – FUNCTION

26 TODAY GLOBAL CITY BUSINESS HUB ECONOMY WAS DRIVEN BY OIL MODEL OF BUSINESS (LIKE THE WEST) & WHAT DRIVES THE ECONOMY MAIN SOURCE OF INCOME TOURISM, REAL ESTAE & FINANCIAL SERVICES DUBAI – FUNCTION

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