‘Dubai: Between Smartness and Identity’ by Jameel Karaki, MSc student

(c) Paolo Margarl via Flickr

(c) Paolo Margarl via Flickr

From a small undeveloped region on the shores of the Arabian Gulf in 1950, Dubai became a fast-growing modern city, a popular destination for tourism and a major economic centre. After years of implementing development plans and policies, Dubai aims to become a ‘Smart City’ ahead of hosting of the 2020 World Expo.

Consequently in April 2013, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) announced the transfer Continue reading