DUBAI: THE FASTEST GROWING CITY IN THE WORLD PART 1 OF 4
Averaging a population growth of more than 7% per year, for the past five years, Dubai now boasts in being the world's fastest growing city.
Dubai is the most populous and second largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is located in the Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia.
The UAE was formed 1971 when the Trucial States of the Persian Gulf coast (previously under control of the United Kingdom) merged. Today UAE's per capita GDP is on par with those of leading West European nations. Dubai has however received its world-wide attention as a result of numerous enormous innovative real estate projects such as:
-The world tallest hotel, Burj Al Arab.
-The world's tallest building, Burj Dubai is under construction with a planned height of over 800 meters.
-Dubailand, the world's largest theme park (280 square kilometers) is under construction (more than twice the size Walt Disney World in Florida).
-Bawandi, a development of 31 hotels featuring 29,000 rooms, including the world's largest hotel with 6,500 rooms (MGM Grand in Vegas has 5,034 rooms).
-Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel, the world's largest man-made islands.
-Hydropolis, an underwater hotel.
-Chess City, with 32 buildings in the shape chess pieces.