Dubai Economics

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Dubai with a landmass of 1,588 square miles is the second largest emirate after Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It has a population of approximately 2.3 million according to 2008 statistics. A comprehensive delineation of the micro and macro level spatial planning parameters of Dubai, one of the emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), would require a strategic level focus on the space related outcomes against the backdrop of a fast unfolding property development process that is currently under way (Sassen, 1998).


Event management industry is necessarily entwined here with the event to such an extent that all consequential and subsequent strategic decision choices available down the line from the planning consultant to the manager are determined by the very structural dimensions and contingency imperatives.
While many stakeholders - internal and external - would show an equally great amount of interest in the successful outcome of the urban planning process, there can still be countervailing interests that seek to prevail over the rest. The degree of influence that each stakeholder group has on the next outcome of the planning process is determined by a number of internal and external factors such as the social, economic and political problems of each stakeholder group and a possible assessment of costs and benefits arising from the level of planning (Hoevel, 2007). Stakeholders such as citizens, private business organizations, contractors, suppliers, government concerns, property developers, foreigners working and residing in Dubai, condominium dwellers, local government authorities and so on all have a stake in such outcomes. ...
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