Essay on Social And Cultural Condition Of Dubai

1388 Words Sep 25th, 2014 6 Pages
Postmodernity is generally describes the economic, social and cultural condition of society which is said to occur after modernity. Postmodernity also called as late modernity (Giddens 1991), reflexive modernity (Beck et al 2003) or late capitalism (Harvey 1992). The era of postmodernity began in the late 20th century as many theorists had come out with their own taught and perception in explaining the ideas of postmodernism. Moreover, the theorists also link the idea of postmodernity with some cities in the world such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Gold Coast and Dubai. Thus, this essay will discuss the ideas of postmodernity that can be recognizes in Dubai city. This essay will include the background information of Dubai, the general theories of postmodernity, and the relevant criteria and characteristics that classified Dubai as postmodern city.
Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (Melamid 1989). Dubai is also known as the city with high population of people among other six emirates in the United Arab Emirates (Thorsten 2012). In term of territorial size, this city is the second largest city after Abu Dhabi (Thorsten 2012). However, the city of Dubai is one of the emirates that have veto power which controls critical matters of national importance in the UAE’s legislature (Kanna 2011). Dubai has become a successful metropolitan that growth rapidly as a global city, business centre…

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