DOCUMENT HERE Construction Process and Post-Construction Impacts of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Colin Gibling Memorial University St. John’s, NL 2013 This paper provides a background on the project, describes the challenges presented in construction, and analyses …

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Dubai’s unique urban development and its commercial success is gaining attention and even spreading to other parts of the world. Emergence of terms like ‘Dubaization’ and ‘Dubaification’ all illustrate the becoming of Dubai as a model whom others can learn …

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Middle Eastern cities cannot be lumped together as a single group. Rather they make up the urban kaleidoscope of the title, as the diversity of the six cities included here shows. They range from cities rich in tradition (Cairo, Tunis, …

Elsheshtawy, Yasser. Planning Middle Eastern Cities: An Urban Kaleidoscope in a Globalizing World. London: Routledge, 2010. Read more »

Interdisciplinary in approach, this volume explores and deciphers the symbolic value and iconicity of the built environment in the Arab Gulf Region, its aesthetics, language and performative characteristics. Bringing together a range of studies by artists, curators and scholars, it …

WIPPEL, STEFFEN. UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region. Place of Publication Not Identified: ROUTLEDGE, 2018. Read more »

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 …

Elsheshtawy, Yasser. Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle. Oxon: Routledge, 2013. Read more »

Dubai, where the future is rising out of the ocean and the desert, is one of the most fascinating places to investigate neo-liberal cosmopolitanism. With its trillions of dollars invested in tourism, leisure, entertainment and real estate, Dubai has engineered …

Jensen, Boris Brorman. Dubai: Dynamics of Bingo Urbanism. Copenhagen: Fonden Til Udgivelse Av Arkitekturtidsskrift B, 2007. Read more »

The man-made peninsular Palm Jumeirah on the coast of Dubai is a superlative project and an exemplary model for the Gated Communities and Resorts that have developed worldwide in property bubbles. The development may be spectacular, but cannot conceal the …

Müller, Sabine, and Andreas Quednau. Charter of Dubai: A Manifesto of Critical Urban Transformation. Berlin: Jovis, 2012. Read more »

This video is an original footage mainly explaining the construction of the Palm Jumeirah, the difficulty and construction breakthrough that Dubai has encountered. It is important in understand the basic formation of the world’s first large scale city at sea, …

Constructing Palm Jumeirah Dubai – Megastructure – Nakheel Read more »

The Palm Jumeirah may seem unrealistic and unlivable to many and even locals of Dubai, but it was actually intentionally designed in such a way to create a utopian lifestyle to cater to different types of target occupants. Heavily based …

Dubai / Palm Jumeirah / 2001-2006 / The rise of a disintegrated city (II)/ Cultural disintegration Read more »

Palm Jumeirah was the first and smallest of the three Palm Islands built that quickly established themselves as icons of Dubai’s map. The initial idea of the island was to help transform Dubai into world’s number one luxury tourist destination. …

Dubai / Palm Jumeirah / 2001-2006 / The rise of a disintegrated city (I)/ Physical disintegration Read more »

Land plots on each crescent that are available for purchase (Source : Jensen, 2007)   The outlandishness of the island does not only apply to geographical aspect, but also the socio-economic one. The island can be conceived as a special class …

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