The Palm and the World Invade the Gulf

Walsh, Don
March 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Mar2005, Vol. 131 Issue 3, p106
Conference Proceeding
The article reports that one of the largest coastal engineering projects in history is happening at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Four man-made offshore islands are being created in the Arabian Gulf. In 1971, seven Arabian Gulf emirates joined together to form the United Arab Emirates. From the beginning they realized that oil revenues were finite. In Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed al Maktoum began development of a regional economy that would not depend on this source. These aggressive developmental activities have worked well.


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