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The paper discussed the whole process of the urban development from the very beginning of Dubai. The key focus point of the paper is to analyze the most important forces in its ‘economy, society and physical transformation’ which push Dubai to development in such a high speed. The urban growth from ‘pre-industrial to industrial to post-industrial status’ only in a half century making the city an interesting case to study. At the end of the paper. the discussion mainly focused on Dubai in the stage of globalization, with the Dubai Urban Area Structure Plan 1993-2015. The economic power of globalization stimulated the further growth of Dubai, with many problems hidden behind.