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By Michael Cameron Dempsey

Abu Dhabi—an vague heart jap principality that occurs to be the richest urban on the planet. This publication tells the tale of Abu Dhabi’s objectives to rework itself from a sleepy sheikhdom right into a thriving foreign city and a hub of commercial and relaxation. It strains Abu Dhabi’s increase years from 2009 to 2011 from the viewpoint of a Westerner operating for the city making plans Council, the govt supplier that deliberate and coordinated all the immense improvement activity.
Castles within the Sand explores the drastic adjustments in Abu Dhabi’s outfitted surroundings, the place whole islands are forested with skyscrapers and billions of greenbacks in infrastructure are spent on a whim—while recounting the disorienting event of an intruder encountering a society during which foreigners outnumber locals 9 to at least one and modernity clashes head-on with centuries of embedded culture. basic readers will discover a large advent to Abu Dhabi, and designers and planners will achieve a firsthand glimpse within an unparalleled test in city-building.

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