Dubai – Financial Capital Of The Middle East

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Dubai – Financial Capital Of The Middle East

  1. 1. Dubai – The New York of the Middle East
  2. 2. Towards the bottom of your note sheet, please add…. <ul><li>Dubai today </li></ul>
  3. 3. What and where is Dubai? <ul><li>A Sheikdom located on the Arabian Peninsula. </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the United Arab Emirates. </li></ul><ul><li>A small area, but also extremely rich. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dubai is in the UAE
  5. 5. What is the Climate Like? <ul><li>Mostly covered by desert. </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely hot – 100 degrees on Average </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mostly Desert - HOT
  7. 7. Describe the Culture <ul><li>Mostly Muslim Arabs </li></ul><ul><li>85% of the population is foreign workers. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Culture
  9. 9. Culture
  10. 10. Industries? <ul><li>Most money comes from oil deposits </li></ul><ul><li>Dubai is also the “financial capital” of the Middle East; this means banking is huge! </li></ul>
  11. 11. World Oil Deposits
  12. 12. Dubai in 1990
  13. 13. Dubai in 2003
  14. 14. Dubai in 2007
  15. 15. Tourism <ul><li>What tourist attractions are there in Dubai? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Mall of the Emirates <ul><li>Largest mall in the world. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finished in 2008. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 million sq feet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 1000 stores. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mall of America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4.2 million sq feet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>520 stores. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Mall of the Emirates
  18. 19. Burj Dubai <ul><li>Tallest Building in the World </li></ul><ul><li>Over 150 stories tall. </li></ul><ul><li>Condensate collection system collects 15 million gallons of water per year from the air. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Burj Dubai
  20. 21. Burj Dubai
  21. 22. DubaiLand <ul><li>To be completed in 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>4 times larger than DisneyLand </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universal Studios Dubai </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dubai Golf City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dubai Autodrome </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Construction of Dubai Land
  23. 24. DubaiLand
  24. 25. Dubai Land
  25. 26. Another indoor ski slope & hockey arena to be built in Dubai Land
  26. 27. Ski Dubai <ul><li>Largest indoor ski resort in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature kept at 30 degrees F. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember - Dubai’s Avg. temperature in Summer is over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. </li></ul>
  27. 28. Ski Dubai
  28. 29. Ski Dubai
  29. 30. The Palm Islands <ul><li>Largest Artificial Island project in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Each Palm Island project cost more than $4 Billion to build. </li></ul>
  30. 31. The Palm Islands
  31. 32. The Palm Islands
  32. 33. ‘The World’ <ul><li>Artificial Islands are now completed, but no buildings yet </li></ul><ul><li>300 small artificial islands covering 5.4 square miles </li></ul><ul><li>You can buy one! Prices start at just $6.85 million (for the island alone) </li></ul>
  33. 34. ‘The World’
  34. 35. Burj Al-Arab <ul><li>World’s only 7-star hotel </li></ul><ul><li>202 two-story suites. </li></ul><ul><li>Amenities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rolls Royce Chauffer service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helicopter chauffer service available. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private butler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library and study area. </li></ul></ul>
  35. 36. Burj Al-Arab
  36. 37. Burj Al-Arab
  37. 38. Burj Al-Arab
  38. 39. Hydropolis <ul><li>World’s first underwater resort </li></ul><ul><li>220 rooms </li></ul><ul><li>66 feet under the water’s surface </li></ul><ul><li>Cost over $550 million to build </li></ul><ul><li>Opening in 2009 </li></ul>
  39. 40. Hydropolis
  40. 41. Hydropolis
  41. 42. Hydropolis
  42. 43. Dubai Today: In the midst of a financial crisis <ul><li>Dubai, like the rest of the world, is in financial trouble. </li></ul>Lost your ship? This is right off the beach
  43. 44. Let’s go to the beach….
  44. 45. Workers leaving…..

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