economics, Islam, travel

the miracle of Dubai

Dubai is a success story like Hong Kong and Singapore. It’s arisen as a super trading port. Increasingly, tourism is bringing in cash as well. I’d like to visit myself.

UPDATE: I have a friend working in Dubai between about Dec. 21st to Feb 18th, 2007.

While Lebanon is in ruins, Dubai on the Persian Gulf is booming.

Yet less than 10% of the income of the country is from oil.

The view from the world’s highest hotel, Burj al-Arab, must be amazing.

Perhaps I will pick up a place on the Palm Islands, astonishing new resort homes built on artificial islands.

Dubai is not without problems, but I am impressed.

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Ski Dubai. Indoor ski hill in the desert.

By the way, I am looking to post positive news about the Islamic world. We need it.

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