Why Dubai?

Wed, Jul 18, 2007
Skyline view of Dubai showing Burj Khalifa at its center

Dubai development strives for superlatives: artificial islands visible from space, the world’s tallest building, largest maritime complex, shopping mall, and theme park, as well as the infamous indoor ski run, testify to the limitless ambition, imagination, and wealth driving Dubai’s expansion. A panel of experts at work on a range of Dubai megaprojects, including developers, architects, engineers, and construction-industry executives, discussed the reasons why Dubai has become “the fastest-growing city in the world.”


Robert Ivy, Robert Booth, John Braley, George Efstathiou, Jordan Gruzen, John Mills