Dubai Urban Development

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2.1 DEVELOPMENTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE four major phases of urban developments can be identified in the old Dubai. A period of slow and limited potential of growth due to the constrained population. At the beginning of the period, the population was only 10,000 in these residential areas. -Deira, Persians and Baluchis making up most of this area. - Al Shindaga, a former residence for the ruling family, mainly Arab residents. - Dubai, most of the areas were dominated by Persian and Indian merchants. The majority of the inhabitatnts lived in barasti houses, built from palm. 1960, the period of compact growth came along, when a British architect created a master plan for the Dubai road system. That called for the provisions of zoning of the towns…show more content…
Dubai had a vision of creating this hub and developing it for the future of tomorrow. The east side creek of the Deira, was expanded for the exporters and traders, on the other side the airport was built, therefore connecting all transport hubs and ports into one single location. Later came along the Ports and drydocks for serveral large industrial manufacturers and traders, this was stretched all along way from Jumeriah towards Jebel Ali, which is now used as residential areas. The south of the city was mainly concentrated on the medial and healthcare facilities, education and leisure developments. Of particular significance for the structure of the modern city was the growth corridor along the Sheikh Zayed Road towards Jebel Ali. Characterised as the new Dubai, this zone was an emerging zone as the new commercial and financial centre of the…show more content…
-to Extend the existing transport network and infrastructure facilities -Promoting future and sustainable economic growth -The provisions for public goods was becoming a major issue for the Dubai government, with an ever increasing population, most of the public services and goods like water, electricity and healthcare is subsidized by the government, however how can they match the social benefits without affecting the social welfare. Central to the city’s urban plans, they incorporated a project of building cities within a city. This was done to majorly focus on the promotion and encouraging business sectors and commercial services. Principal amongst these are: -Internet City, one of the mega projects of Dubai, where all the IT sectors and companies are closely located in one area. Major international companies like Microsoft, Dell and HP have offices here. -Media City; located close to internet city, these houses studies and offices of major media companies like CNN and OSN. -Festival City; one of the largest mixed private sector project, compromising of shopping malls, hotels world class spot for entertainment and other leisure
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