I don't follow the parochial , TRIBAL arguments here.
It is obvious that Sheikh Mo wanted to develop Dubai from a sleepy backwater overlooking the Arabian Gulf to a world-class modern city , with the best architecture etc. He also wanted it done in QUINTUPLE QUICK time. His plans are supremely ambitious , mind-boggling and superb in many ways. They are also highly expensive and probably over-ambitious.
However, to carry them out, there was NO WAY he could merely use Arabs, let alone Emiratis to carry out the plan. EXPERTS in various technical fields had to be drawn in from all over the world. The tool he used was GREED .........TAX-FREE INCENTIVES and a promise of a well-paid tax-free job with the incentive of warm...sometimes TOO hot.....weather !!
All rather exciting for the average Brit engineer!! Hence the draw!
However, if he was building this HUGE new city, it was obvious it WAS BEING BUILT FOR WESTERNERS TO LIVE IN, because Arabs in a SMALL nation like even the UAE.....let alone DUBAI...were going to be in a minority ! LOGIC!!
According to the stuff I see on www.visit-dubai.co.uk
which I found at the top when I put the search Visit Dubai into Google UK, there is enough being built in the UAE to house 5 MILLION PEOPLE!!
That is between Abu Dhabi , Sharjah, Ajman,Umm al Quwain and Dubai...TOTAL! Look at the web-site and try and tot them up. Besides add up your skyscrapers etc and work it out. Read the projected plans on the web-site.
So UAEkid, if you are an Emirati, you had better get used to the idea ! When the European engineers , builders, architects etc have LEFT........it is going to need OTHER EUROPEANS to live and work in what is built!!
Otherwise it was a waste of time building it!!
SO STOP BICKERING AND LEARN TO LIVE TOGETHER IN PEACE!!
That is the important thing. If Sheikh Mo wants 15 million tourists.................THEN YOU AIN'T SEEN NUTHIN YET , UAEKID!!
Westerners must INCREASE 10 FOLD!!
An INTERNATIONAL CITY has been built in the desert, and another one is being built in Abu Dhabi!!
If the WESTERNERS DON'T COME............DUBAI GOES BUST!!!