Dubai city is located on the northern tip of the united Arab emeritus on the Persian Gulf. It has been ruled
by the al maktoum dynasty since 1833 and has existed in its modern state since 1971. The current ruler is
Mohammed bin Rashid al maktoum, who is also the prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates.
the rather small city has a population of 1.6 million people and a 37 billion USD economy based largely on trade,
manufacturing and financial services. Contrary to popular belief petrol and natural gas only make up a small
percentage of revenues.
The city has gained world-wide attention in the past few years because of its booming economy and ambitious
architectural projects. With a focus on business and tourism, the city is ramping up construction on an
unprecedented level. In fact, Dubai is said to be home to 15% to 25% of the world’s 125,000 construction cranes.
Don’t think that the architectural expansion is over, because a slew of new project are on the table and in
the works as we speak.

The ‘burj dubai’ is a supertall skyscraper currently under construction in Dubai. When completed in 2009
it will be the tallest man made structure in the world. it was designed by Adrian smith who worked
with the building’s architecture and engineering firm skid more, owings and Merrill until 2006.
As of march 1, 2008 the building measured 611.3m tall. On September 12, 2007, it passed Toronto’s
co tower to become the world’s tallest freestanding structure.


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