United Arab Emirates : A Country Full Of Promise And Constant Growth

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United Arab Emirates is a country full of promise and constant growth. There are always new projects and technologies popping up, and a lot of these projects aim to be “the biggest ______ in the world”. One of the issues faced by United Arab Emirates is the fact that oil will eventually run out. Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has spent the past two years working to turn his city into one that doesn’t revolve around petrodollars, UAE’s form of currency (Jennings). He wants to help his city by building the world’s three largest artificial islands, known as the Palm Islands. This is a very business-savvy thing to do. Sheikh Mohammed saw that his country’s oil supply is dwindling, and he chose to do something about it and prevent a future disaster. There are currently three Palm Islands-- Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, and Palm Deira-- with Palm Jumeirah being the only Palm open to the public. The Palm Islands were constructed from sand dredged from the bottom of the ocean floor, and were completed in four years. According to the International Business Times, the Palm Islands house 60 luxury hotels, 4000 residential villas, 1000 water homes, 5000 shoreline apartments and multiple marinas, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities, health spas, cinemas, and dive sites (Dennino). By building these islands, thousands of jobs were created. There are people needed to work at all the hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and cinemas, etc. By building these…

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