Friday, January 1, 2016

The Story of Modern Dubai

Early minutes of 2016 are celebrated while smoke continues from Ambassador hotel

The media circus on the New Year's Eve of 2016; which had focused on the fires and gutting of the Address hotel, a 200 meters from Dubai's famous world-tallest building; Burj Khalifa, tells a lot about the associated phenomenons to new business order and world modelling..

It was not only an Arab "psychopathic and unsurprising" fury and anxiety on Dubai, but shared with "bizarre" CNN coverage for few hours.. Certainly it became a time to address the "Dubai Syndrome" that often pops up with heading and articles in media systems and outlets for the last 10 years..

The Real Estate boom is interpretation of complex active soft and hard infrastructures

When the "New Dubai" emerged from the Arabian dunes, on a surprising manner at mid 2000th, it was a confusing worldly unprecedented incident of urban and civic transformation. Experts knew the amount of complex infrastructure that is required to make it happens, politicians were anxious to know how it was comprehensively managed.. and the commons were queuing applying for visit visas..!

The model was surprisingly simple, based on the repeated quotes and usual advises; which "no one" really had taken into resilient practice.. This was the innovative leadership that had turned exhausted banners into energetic actions and performance examples.. Yes, the infrastructure stories were never told, nor anyone is truly "interested" to hear.. Therefore, the enigma continues..!

Shiekh Mansor Bin Mohammad AlMaktoum, a UK military trained 

When the "Prince" put on the firefighting gears on, he had resembled the essence of an "unknown" style of government; whereas peoples had decorated a brave wise person to lead them, in a unique sociopolitical manifest: He looks after them and their welfare, They honor and obey.. Then; the solid, unchanged and "unshaken" manifest survives for many generations of both.. 

The current Ruler of Dubai (since 2004) had repeatedly open fires on rulers, governments, corporate of other countries.. His elite civic guard had joined his fights in coordinated manners that had intentionally made Dubai a weekly banner in the world media.. Yet, most of the statements were precisely correct, effective and challenging..

Civil Defense team leader salutes a fellow for his devotion and hard work

The 2005 knowledge economy and professionalism had created a public order that was driven by accumulated joint humane interests, facilities of welfare and life style.. Dubai had became a magnet for experts and professionals who were required for business eccentric economy and its both supply chain and logistics..  Certainly, the real estate, retail and entertainment had grown in parallel to provide a "bizarre" demographics whereas males are 4 times the females..

The cycle of survival and growth had attracted all types of people for a tiny city state of 3 millions and US$ 80 billions GDP (2010).. Despite the climatic conditions, the conditional freedom of expression and the dangerously social competitions; Dubai had a framework enables excellence and extra-ordinariness to rule among the 120 ethnic groups within.. Despite the critics on conditions of low rank migrant workers; skyscrapers and property developments continued to be built..

2015 Dubai became a hub for professional service that work around the world, a tourism destination for entertainment, shopping and style, a safe heaven for ordinary, wealthy and (off course) the complex money laundry, a world luxury property market, a home for expensive mobility systems, a laboratory for solar energy generation, a top rank car, cellar and jewelry ownership, a law-officer for each 450 persons, a 900 kg of waste per citizen, a 17% public transport ridership, a top rank of diabetes, a medical hub on the making, a festival city of 1200 annual events, an international tribunal between Singapore and London, a Market place for almost every and anything..!!

While the ordinary life continues in the following morning of the famous fire; despite the smoking building; the social media had reported various scenes of conflicting behaviors and tales of bravery.. Certainly, contradict responses are mark of Mankind, yet, the Dubai story has another version to address..

Most of the Arabs were confused while some of their natives were scoring, delivering and excelling in Dubai.. The simple logic was publicly echoed at the Sudanese Parliament, requesting the natives who contribute in Dubai; to revert back home to refurbish the failing country.. Elsewhere, citizens did not publicly ask, but felt helplessly and bitterly envy..

Asian residents of Dubai had always maintained their loyalty and gratefulness to the system, with rare cases of civic punity.. yet; their 65% of the population would represent same of inmates.. Their traditional ghettos cultures had enabled to trade better opportunity for calm hard working; yet the demographic management had censored risks associated with lobbying and favoritism.. certainly; Dubai had contributed in the survival and upgrading lives of many millions across the oriental hemisphere..

What was new to go viral in the social media, is the envy and gloating of some Dubai residents, who did not experience its 2000th cultural-melting-pot.. Many of them had escaped a deteriorated life back home, yet many had accompanied their hometowns within.. Many are mostly isolated in virtual ghettos; whereas their dreams are proven non-achievable and their work-migration is a status to last..

Two young Dubai-based Arabs; who their gloating photo had gone viral

The 1970-1990th Egyptian media and movie industry (Maspeiro and Haramwood) had developed the Arabic-Hatred syndrome, which had echoed across the Arabic Speakers from a sarcasm start that ends into plotting.. Making fun of fellow Arabs; had created continuous and unforgettable jokes, yet the continuing Arabic influx into Egyptian hotels, beaches and brothels had given the Egyptian "illiterate" commons; a sense of domination and superiority.. 

The Egyptian "literate" commons kept their preference of Dubai for work migration than other Arabic petro-dollar destinations.. The media based culture at the back of their heads; develops both psychic and moral barriers to sincerely work for the system.. Many of them had exercised unspoken superiority based on their 7000 years old bureaucratic upbringing and feudal culture; which are nonexistent in the 250 years old society of Dubai..

Other non-petro Arabs had shared some of the Egyptian sentiments towards petro-Arabs, and particularly Dubaians.. Dubai had its own version from the Kuwaiti 1960th education initiative, which had resulted in the 100% literate population, yet the much less petro-fortunes had made Dubai youth much focused, ambition and oriented.. Since 2000, Dubai youth had become venture capitalists than been ordinary entrepreneurs, which had escalated businesses and wealth in the tiny city state.

The historical tendency to distinct English Speakers or Western community of Dubai had synchronized its history, as well as most of the Arab and underdeveloped world.. When the British Navy controls maritime trade, Envoys lobbied social fabrics and Tradesmen mastered the infrastructure, the resultant was mixed between need, supremacy and competition.. English is the language for management and business, despite the efforts to revive Arabic genuinity..

The Court of Dubai Ruler is full of energetic educated middle ages executives, who are entrusted to lead the government and entities.. Corporate Dubai is an example of modern government that benchmarks itself to the most successful best practices worldwide.. Certainly, the journey has its own pitfalls; yet the continuous search for innovative and new initiatives, programs and projects enables to swiftly replace the unsuccessful investments with more mastered ones.. 

Dubai's Police, Emirates, RTA and Healthcare agencies pioneer the "Six Sigma" implementations, providing unprecedented example of public management and operations.. Therefore, no wonder to find other applications challenge imaginations and savings as well.. This is the new world order and business environment..

While Dubai sets among the emerging economies, yet stills one of the underdeveloped countries, which had brought together all critics and envy, from Arab brothers and Western interests.. Both recognize how unique its model is, yet how simple as well.. Both keep wondering why they can't take it back home.. 

How a tiny city with ethnically mixed citizens can achieve a world class of its own within 20 years.. and keep astonishingly and amazingly growing..

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