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City of gold

Author: Jim Krane
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press , 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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From the Publisher: The city of Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, is everything the Arab world isn't: a freewheeling capitalist oasis where the market rules and history is swept aside. Until the credit crunch knocked it flat, Dubai was the fastest-growing city in the world, with a roaring economy that outpaced China's while luring more tourists than all of India. It's one of the world's safest places, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Krane
ISBN: 9780312535742 0312535740
OCLC Number: 1119500108
Notes: Foreword Part 1: Dubai Stirs 1: Sands of time 2: Free port grows in the desert 3: Oil, slaves, and rebellion Part 2: Dubai Emerges 4: It's Sheikh Rashid's world-we just live in it 5: Road to dominance 6: Sprinting the marathon 7: Almost famous 8: Spreading out and going up 9: Diamonds, Dubai, and Israel 10: Sheikh Mohammed: born to rule Part 3: Blowback: The Downside 11: Labor pains 12: Sex and slavery 13: Air-conditioned nightmare 14: Lawless roads Part 4: Dubai's Challenge 15: Danger ahead 16: Democracy and terrorism 17: Stuck between America and Iran 18: Meaning of Dubai Epilogue: Dubai, February 2009 Acknowledgments Notes Index
Part 1: Dubai Stirs
1: Sands of time
2: Free port grows in the desert
3: Oil, slaves, and rebellion
Part 2: Dubai Emerges
4: It's Sheikh Rashid's world-we just live in it
5: Road to dominance
6: Sprinting the marathon
7: Almost famous
8: Spreading out and going up
9: Diamonds, Dubai, and Israel
10: Sheikh Mohammed: born to rule
Part 3: Blowback: The Downside
11: Labor pains
12: Sex and slavery
13: Air-conditioned nightmare
14: Lawless roads
Part 4: Dubai's Challenge
15: Danger ahead
16: Democracy and terrorism
17: Stuck between America and Iran
18: Meaning of Dubai
Epilogue: Dubai, February 2009
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
Description: 1 vol. (VIII-356 p., [8] p. de pl.) ill., cartes 25 cm
Responsibility: Jim Krane.

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From the Publisher: The city of Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, is everything the Arab world isn't: a freewheeling capitalist oasis where the market rules and history is swept aside. Until the credit crunch knocked it flat, Dubai was the fastest-growing city in the world, with a roaring economy that outpaced China's while luring more tourists than all of India. It's one of the world's safest places, a stone's throw from its most dangerous. In City of Gold, Jim Krane, who reported for the AP from Dubai, brings us a boots-on-the-ground look at this fascinating place by walking its streets, talking to its business titans, its prostitutes, and the hard-bitten men who built its fanciful skyline. He delves into the city's history, paints an intimate portrait of the ruling Maktoum family, and ponders where the city is headed. Dubai literally came out of nowhere. It was a poor and dusty village in the 1960s. Now it's been transformed into the quintessential metropolis of the future through the vision of clever sheikhs, Western capitalists, and a river of investor money that poured in from around the globe. What has emerged is a tolerant and cosmopolitan city awash in architectural landmarks, luxury resorts, and Disneyfied kitsch. It's at once home to America's most prestigious companies and universities and a magnet for the Middle East's intelligentsia. Dubai's dream of capitalism has also created a deeply stratified city that is one of the world's worst polluters. Wild growth has clogged its streets and left its citizens a tiny minority in a sea of foreigners. Jim Krane considers all of this and casts a critical eye on the toll that the global economic downturn has taken on a place that many tout as a blueprint for a more stable Middle East. While many think Dubai's glory days have passed, insiders like Jim Krane who got to know the city and its creators firsthand realize there's much more to come in the City of Gold, a place that, in just a few years, has made itself known to nearly every person on earth.

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