Dubai

articles107-802Dani G. is one of our newest contributors.  When Dani isn’t shredding the world on her BMX bike she is studying to earn her bachelors, and being an overall awesome person.  We look forward to more of her contributions and also to see where she goes in this world.  -Jonas

Dubai is a little gem located in the middle of the Arabian Desert. The city was built off of oil money, but thanks to globalization, their economy is still safe even once their prized resources run out. Dubai did it right. Due to fast tracked globalization, the port city has became a cultural, social, and economic megalopolis.

Much like the way the Medici family patronized the arts during the Renaissance, the current prime minister of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid al-Moktoum, built a platform for proactive, innovative, and absolutely astounding architectural feats. Every architectural generation strives to reach new heights than the one before. In Dubai, these heights are limitless. On New Year’s Eve 2009, the Burj Khalifa became the world’s tallest skyscraper ever completed. Although not started yet, there are architects working on building the world’s first moving skyscraper, the Dynamic Tower.

Due to globalization and a high desire to live in Dubai, the population has dramatically increased to the point where the city did not have enough square footage to hold them, so al-Moktoum decided to build islands off the coast. The construction of the Palm Islands began in 2001 and the first artificial island, Palm Jumeirah, is complete and is home to 120,000 people, not including tourists.

Dubai is a city of infinite boundaries. If what a city can achieve is limitless, then why not what you can achieve? Men built an island, so why can’t you do whatever you put your mind to?

-Dani G

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