ALI AKRAM SABER
ID : P71082
SUBJECT : SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANING
Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates. The
emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the
Arabian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up
the country. It has the largest population in the UAE
(2,106,177) and the second-largest land territory by area
(4,114 km2) after Abu Dhabi. Dubai is nowadays often
misperceived as a country or city-state and, in some cases,
the UAE as a whole has been described as 'Dubai‘.
Dubai act as a region gateway, re-exporting goods from
around the world to the large markets of neighbors
Dubai's population has shot up 4.8% to 2,174,000
people this month as compared to 2,068,000 people
recorded as living in the emirate in August 2012.
Dubai first crossed the two million people mark in
December 2012 when its population rose by 5% in
comparison to 2010 to reach 2,000,072, an increase of
22,072 in less than three months.
Dubai has a high expatriate population
because of work and business opportunities.
And estimated 10% to 15% of Dubai's population
are believed to be nationals.
A break out of the second quarter figures relating to
population according to 01 2013 figures obtained by
Dubai Statistics Centre, males outnumber females
three to one in Dubai .
Dubai Population Growth Estimates, 2008 - 2020
Air quality in Dubai is far from ranking the city among the most
polluted. However, some areas have high levels of benzene and
volatile organic compounds, as well as particulate matter.
However, according to experts, the situation is not worse than
some European urban areas.
Head of environment planning in the environment department at
Dubai Municipality, believes Dubai suffers from polluted due to
its geographic location and high level of dust in the air from the
surrounding desert landscape.
In 1994 Dubai started using Ambient Air Quality Monitoring
(AAQM) that is important to determines the quality of air that
surrounds for its beneficial use in the air environment, as well as
to protect the health of the population. In 1994, the AAQM was
started with (6) monitoring stations distributed to its urban and
industrial areas. In 2012 the monitoring network was recently
expanded to (14) monitoring stations with use of technologically
advanced equipment .
United Arab Emirates has assumed a prominent place
globally for outstanding achievements in the fields of
protecting environment, preserving nature, combat
desertification, development of marine and wild life,
establishment of natural reserves and contributing to
global research to Maintain various types of rare and
endangered animals such as Oryx gazelle, Arabian
leopard and sea turtle .
Despite rapid urban development, massive
population growth and the efforts to diversify
the economy, but the environment protection
and conservation of natural resources has always
been on the top of the UAE government
WASTE AND RECYCLING
As part of its efforts to introduce advanced systems in
waste management, Dubai Municipality is all set to
implement the ‘Duty of Care’ system, which requires
waste management companies to follow a new set of
regulations starting from the collection point right up to
the disposal units or treatment facilities.
WASTE AND RECYCLING
The implementation of the programme is part of the
authority’s move to ensure a clean and environmentally
friendly city that matches global standards. by 2018, 25%
of the waste generated in Dubai would be recycled, and
by 2026, they would be able to recycle 98% of the waste
The bus network has been extensively improved and a
typical fare from one end of Dubai to the other is
around 1.5$. The front of the buses are reserved for
women and families.
By far the most convenient and most popular way to get
round Dubai is taxi.
Dubai inaugurated its metro network in September 2009,
becoming the first urban metro network to run in the
Gulf's Arab states. The system has eased the daily
commute for thousands of the workers in the emirate.
47 stations, 9 underground
2 transfer stations
87 trains in the metro system
75 kilometers total
5:30am to 01:00am
Education in Dubai encompasses the many levels of
primary, secondary and collegiate education catering
to various ethnic and linguistic groups. The school
system in Dubai does not differ from education in
the United Arab Emirates. There are many public
and private schools serving Emiratis and expatriates.
The Ministry of Education of the United Arab
Emirates is responsible for accreditation of schools.
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority
was established in 2006 to develop education and
human resource sectors in Dubai, and license
HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE
Dubai’s health services are internationally recognized
and are of a high standard, comparable to other
developed countries. Hospitals, which boast modern
facilities, are strategically located to ensure accessibility.
There are approximately 20 clinics and hospitals
distributed across the Emirate.
In Dubai there are many green spaces and one of the most
famous green space in the middle east is Alnakhla island (
Palm Island ) .
The Palm Islands are an artificial archipelago (islands) in
Dubai, off the coast in the Arabian Gulf. They will establish
three islands, Each settlement will be in the shape of a palm
tree, topped with a crescent. The settlements will have a
large number of residential, leisure and entertainment
centers. The Palm Islands will add 520 kilometers of beaches
to the city of Dubai.
The impacts of climate change are already felt around
the world. The UAE is a low lying coastal country with
an arid climate and which already faces high
temperatures. At the same time, Dubai play a central role
in the world’s energy economy as a supplier of fossil
Dubai action on Climate change
Peaceful Nuclear Power
Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Dubai is the best place to sample all types of Gulf and
Middle Eastern Cuisine, including Lebanese, Iranian and
Arabic food. The most prominent foods here are starters
Dubai could soon become a regional food hub, even though
the country is not a food producer by nature. This would be
achieved through the implementation of ambitious policies,
and the drawing up of a federal food safety law.
The economy of Dubai was valued at US$ 46 billion as of
2006. Dubai's gross domestic product as of 2008 was US
The International Herald Tribune has described it as
"centrally-planned free-market capitalism. Although Dubai's
economy was built on the back of the oil industry,revenue
from petroleum and natural gas currently account for less
than 6% of the emirate's gross domestic product. Dubai
became important ports of call for Western manufacturers.
Today, Dubai has focused its economy on tourism by
building hotels and developing real estate. Port (Jebel Ali,
constructed in the 1970s, has the largest man-made harbor
in the world).
Emirates Airline was founded by the government in 1985
and is still state-owned; based at Dubai International
Airport, it carried over 28 million passengers in fiscal year
2006 and 24 million the year before.
According to Healy Consultants, Dubai is the top business
gateway for the Middle East and Africa.
At any stage of your career, working in Dubai can provide fast
track job experience that would be difficult to match in any other
For most ex-pats the fact that you don’t pay tax is a big bonus
with Dubai jobs
Dubai offers one of the most favorable personal and commercial
environments in the industrialized world. With excellent
communications, booming economy, western lifestyle, fully
convertible currency, stable exchange rate and minimal tax regime
this emirate has rapidly become an attractive proposition for
professionals, families and organizations alike. Dubai is one of
the most relaxed places to live in the Gulf region as it has a more
secure and tolerant regime than any other location in the area.
Women are treated equally and have an equal status to
men with none of the restrictions on dress and conduct.
Dubai has a great deal to offer in terms of leisure
activities including world class sporting facilities,
Restaurants and hotels. The quality of the leisure
facilities are among the best in the world and hence have
encouraged considerable tourism to the region.
Waste and recycling
Health and healthcare
Waste and recycling
Health and healthcare