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ISSN: 2168-9717

Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology
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Research Article

Dubai: An Urbanism Shaped for Global Tourism

Hussam Hussein Salama*

Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qatar University, Qatar

*Corresponding Asuthor:
Hussam Hussein Salama
Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
Qatar University, Qatar
Tel: 974-4403-4359
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: August 03, 2015; Accepted date: October 01, 2015; Published date: October 11, 2015

Citation:Salama HH (2015) Dubai: An Urbanism Shaped for Global Tourism. J Archit Eng Tech 4:154. doi:10.4172/2168-9717.1000154

Copyright: ©2015 Salama HH. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The urban transformation experience of Dubai presents an interesting model of dealing with globalization and benefiting from its flows of people, capital, and transformation. Although that city does not have rich urban heritage or natural attractions compared to other cities in the region, it managed to construct an urban structure that captured a relatively significant portion of global tourism to its local context. In this research paper the author argue that Dubai has achieved this quest by constructing a series of what author call "places of people flows." This research mean by places of people flows, projects that have the capacity of triggering people flows to the city. This research mean categorizes these places into: 1) Places of urban image, or spectacular projects that contributes to the quality of the urban image of the city. 2) Places of linkage that connects the city to the global domain. 3) Places of agglomeration that host flows of people flows coming to the city. This research mean analyzed by the role of these places of people flows in transforming Dubai from a peripheral city to one of the most attractive tourism destination in the Middle East.