Islamic Architecture

1175 Words Sep 24th, 2011 5 Pages
Islamic Architecture

in the

UAE

Many cities all over the world are developing to become important urban areas in all respects like Tokyo, New York and Mumbai. Every city has some reasons for their develop like building factories, importance of the location and much more. On the other hand there are some cities that had decline like Detroit, Flint and Cleveland because they only have depended on one resource for income. Abu Dhabi has grown through its economic vision and it is trying to sustainable its development through diversification to avoid declining.

Development and growth in cities is shown through some reasons. The strategic location of the city. For this reason, most major cities are on rivers or at the
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Abu Dhabi is taking steps to reassess its 2030 economic vision, acknowledging slower economic and population growth due to the impact of the global financial crisis (Arnold, 2010). The plan is trying to diversifying the emirates economy away from oil (Arnold, 2010). The idea behind Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification is that if oil prices go down there will be other sources for income (Kumar, 2011). Abu Dhabi Council for Development declared that Emirate’s 2030 strategy will not degrade oil and gas’s importance (Kumar, 2011). Instead it is focusing in which it has traditionally been strong, like wholesale and retail, international and domestic trade, transport and storage and tourism (Sekhri, 2010). Also Abu Dhabi had made many projects into petrochemicals, steel and aluminum sectors and created investor-friendly industrial zones to insure its future growth (Kumar, 2011). The UAE seems unlikely to catch up with the level of economic expansion displayed in the leading emerging market economies such as China and India, which benefit from bigger populations and more diversified economies (Arnold, 2010). According to the annual economic report for the emirate of Abu Dhabi 2010, Abu Dhabi plans to raise the foreign direct investment to 23 per cent of GDP by 2030 (Kumar, 2011).