Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle

1st Edition

Yasser Elsheshtawy

Routledge
Published March 20, 2013
Reference - 294 Pages
ISBN 9780415832212 - CAT# Y148992
Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

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Summary

Yasser Elsheshtawy explores Dubai’s history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage today, using historical narratives, travel descriptions, novels and fictional accounts by local writers to bring colour to his history of the city’s urban development.

With the help of case studies and surveys this book explores the economic and political forces driving Dubai’s urban growth, its changing urbanity and its place within the global city network. Uniquely, it looks beyond the glamour of Dubai’s mega-projects, and provides an in-depth exploration of a select set of spaces which reveal the city’s ‘inner life’.

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