Dubai Gilded Cage

ISBN-10: 0300152175

ISBN-13: 9780300152173

Edition: 2010

Authors: Syed Ali

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In less than two decades, Dubai has transformed itself from an obscure Gulf emirate into a global center for business, tourism, and luxury living. It is a fascinating case study in light-speed urban development, hyperconsumerism, massive immigration, and vertiginous inequality. Its rulers have succeeded in making Dubai into a worldwide brand, publicizing its astonishing hotels and leisure opportunities while at the same time successfully downplaying its complex policies towards guest workers and suppression of dissent. In this enormously readable book, Syed Ali delves beneath the dazzling surface to analyze howand at what costDubai has achieved such success. Ali brings alive a society rigidly divided between expatriate Westerners living self-indulgent lifestyles on short-term work visas, native Emiratis who are largely passive observers and beneficiaries of what Dubai has become, and workers from the developing world who provide the manual labor and domestic service needed to keep the emirate running, often at great personal cost.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Syed Z. Ali is Co-Director of Cytopathology at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Preface
Introduction
The Roots of Dubai
Becoming a Global Brand
Iron Chains
Living in 'Fly-By' Dubai
Guests in Their Own Homes
Strangers in Their Own Land
This is the Future?
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
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