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My HomeTwon ( Dubai )

  3. 3. INTRODUCTION 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
  4. 4. POPULATION GROWTH 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.
  5. 5. POPULATION GROWTH 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 .
  6. 6. POPULATION GROWTH Dubai Population Growth Estimates, 2008 - 2020
  7. 7. AIR QUALITY 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.
  8. 8. AIR QUALITY Solutions 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 .
  9. 9. BIODIVERSITY 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 .
  10. 10. BIODIVERSITY 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 priorities.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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
  14. 14. TRANSPORT Bus 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. Taxi By far the most convenient and most popular way to get round Dubai is taxi.
  15. 15. TRANSPORT Metro 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
  16. 16. TRANSPORT
  17. 17. EDUCATION 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 educational institutes
  18. 18. EDUCATION Education Indicator
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. GREEN SPACE 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.
  21. 21. GREEN SPACE
  22. 22. CLIMATE CHANGE 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 fuels.
  23. 23. CLIMATE CHANGE Dubai action on Climate change  Renewable Energy  Peaceful Nuclear Power  Energy Efficiency and Conservation  Transport  Building Design
  24. 24. FOOD 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 and salads. 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.
  25. 25. ECONOMIC BASE The economy of Dubai was valued at US$ 46 billion as of 2006. Dubai's gross domestic product as of 2008 was US $82.11 billion. 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.
  26. 26. ECONOMIC BASE 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.
  27. 27. ECONOMIC BASE Inflation Rate
  28. 28. EMPLOYMENT At any stage of your career, working in Dubai can provide fast track job experience that would be difficult to match in any other location 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.
  29. 29. EMPLOYMENT 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.
  30. 30. SPIDER CHART Population growth 8 AIR QUALITY 7 Biodiversity 9 Waste and recycling 8 Eco footprint Transport 10 education 9 Health and healthcare 10 Green space Climate change 8 food 10 Economic base Employment
  31. 31. SPIDER CHART Population growth Employment 10 9 AIR QUALITY 8 7 Economic base Biodiversity 6 5 4 3 food 2 Waste and recycling 1 0 Climate change Eco footprint Green space Health and healthcare Transport education