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Blog // Thoughts
April 5, 2006

Is Dubai The Centre Of The World?

Perhaps. Without doubt it is the most postmodern city we have, which in itself is reason for consideration. However, the rate of growth and influence of Dubai commands attention. If you are a thinker on things urban, theological and cultural, you need to reflect upon Dubai and visit the place. Seriously! [tags] Dubai, Postmodern, Urban […]

Perhaps.

Without doubt it is the most postmodern city we have, which in itself is reason for consideration. However, the rate of growth and influence of Dubai commands attention. If you are a thinker on things urban, theological and cultural, you need to reflect upon Dubai and visit the place. Seriously!

[tags] Dubai, Postmodern, Urban Theology [/tags]

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Toni 17 years ago

“there is, at a rough estimate, about $100bn worth of projects either underway or planned for the near future. That is a numbing figure, ungraspable. It is the equivalent of every single dollar invested in the United States from abroad last year; almost twice the foreign investment in China.”

It’s interesting to ask *why?*.

To prove that the arabs can do western society better at its apparent cultural interface? I find the description at the end of the article – the sandwich – both telling and prophetic. Telling because it seems that there is very little men build like this without oppressing someone to do it. Prophetic because its establishing a potential pattern for societies to follow.

I’m not really a thinker on things urban, but I’m fairly sure I don’t want to visit the place – this kind of stuff both draws me in and repells me..

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