Metropolis and capital city of the Emirate of Dubai

Reference

Dubai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Dubai or Dubayy ... refers to either one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates on the Arabian Peninsula, or that emirate's main city, sometimes called 'Dubai City' to distinguish it from the emirate. ..."

Articles

Arianna Huffington, Racial Profiler: She jumps on the Dubai-bashing bandwagon, by Justin Raimondo, 24 Feb 2006
"With a per capita income of over $20,000, and corporate offices of Ford, Johnson & Johnson, MSD, FedEx, ExxonMobil, CMS Energy, Microsoft ... ensconced in its gleaming ultra-modern skyscrapers, Dubai is the logistical hub of just about every sort of human activity in that part of the globe. It is the Manhattan of the Arab world ..."
Dubya and Dubai, by J. Neil Schulman, Rational Review, 22 Feb 2006
"... overall, its clear to me that (a) the $7 billion dollar deal to the benefit of the government of Dubai is the typical sort of baksheesh that the United States makes to foreign governments we need as strategic allies, and (b) it's part of a long-term intelligence initiative."
Related Topic: George W. Bush
Hating Arabs: Arab-haters target Dubai port company, by Justin Raimondo, 22 Feb 2006
"Dubai is a city of over one million, a major financial and industrial center, and an increasingly popular international tourist attraction. ... Culturally, Dubai is the freest country in the Arab world. ... Dubai is the major financial nexus of the Arab world ... The architecture of Dubai is a vision of futurity ..."
Ports and Political Hypocrisy, by Xon Hostetter, 25 Feb 2006
Discusses the controversy over the pending acquisition of six U.S. ports by Dubai Ports World (now DP World) as part of their purchase of the British firm P&0 (Note: the transaction was later blocked by the U.S. Congress and DP sold them to AIG)
"This is not to naïvely dismiss any suggestion that Dubai Ports, or other companies with direct ties to an emirate government, hasn’t profited from any funny business. It probably has. ... And the bottom line is this: Dubai Ports, whatever its precise composition with respect to the Dubai government, is a competitive port-operating corporation. From our perspective as those whose ports are being managed, we should be glad to see such an efficient company with such vast resources taking an interest in running our ports."
Related Topics: Business, United Arab Emirates
Saying Good-Bye to Dubai: Bidding Adieu to Globalization?, by Leon Hadar, 18 Mar 2006
"Considering that Dubai is an model of American-style capitalism in the Middle East and a reliable trade and military partner of the US, Bobbitt would have found it difficult to conceive a scenario in which a company from Dubai would become the target of a nationalist campaign that in the name of national security was setting to close the American market to foreign trade and investment. "
Related Topic: Transportation
The Dubai Ports Issue Is Really Wal-Mart and Toyota All Over Again, by William Marina, 23 Feb 2006
"A coalition of Democrats ... joined Republican Senate leader ... as well as Christian conservatives ... see Dubai's acquisition of P&O's port concessions as a threat to American security. ... Bush's 'War on Terror' having cried 'wolf' everywhere, including Saddam's Iraq, is now having the issue come back to 'bite the President in the rear.'"
Related Topic: Private Property