What is the fastest growing city in the world?
Dubai was founded in 1830 as a fishing village (although in the Emirates, according to scientists claim, the first humans appeared about 7000 years ago). In those days the main occupation of the inhabitants of the settlement was sheep farming, fishing, pearling, etc. All of this settlement was going on as usual, it developed, and established trade.
In 1836 Ruler of Dubai has become Maktoum bin Buti, who founded a dynasty that has ruled Emirate until now.
At the beginning of the next century the town was known throughout the Gulf Coast. He was famous for its markets and products. The huge commercial success, as well as the rulers of Dubai's liberal views helped to attract traders from India and Iran, which could not contribute to the development of the city.
After the refusal of British protectorate in 1971, Dubai joined the newly formed state - United Arab Emirates, which is included (along with Dubai) 7 emirates.
However, the turning point in the fate of the city came a little earlier. In 1966 he discovered oil fields (relatively small compared to the oil fields in neighboring countries). After its first exports of Dubai begins to climb the ladder of progress, as at this time laid the foundations of the modern state. His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, thanks to his talent, drew the maximum benefit from these small oil reserves.
Modern Dubai deserves the honorary title of the fastest growing cities in the world. This is understandable, because there is a quarter of all cranes in the world. Normal, not very tall apartment buildings, sometimes grow here in just one day!
Dubai 21 th century - is not only an important business center, and center, first of all, tourism. Now this city is a huge number of structures that capture the imagination with its scale.
For example, the enormous palm islands, which has been dubbed the eighth wonder of the world (not yet completed) and that can be seen with the naked eye from the moon (along with the Great Wall of China). Or the world-famous symbol of Dubai Burj al Arab - Hotel, which some do not give 5 as much as 7 stars. Also, it should be noted Under construction The Burj Dubai, whose height after construction will be approximately 800 meters.
Currently, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando (USA) - the largest amusement park in the world. Dubailand, is being built in Dubai, will be approximately twice as much - about 270 million square meters. The price of this project $ 20 billion! After the construction of the plans he will attract about 200 000 tourists every day!