Dubai, which until last week loomed tall â€“ literally â€“ as an enterprising, cosmopolitan, glitzy and happy antithesis to the Middle Eastâ€™s economic stagnation, has now emerged as a sad monument to all that is ill about the pan-Arab economy, which includes more than a quarter-billion people but is smaller than Spainâ€™s.
Read the full article here. But don’t expect much to really change without a real democracy answerable to the people being just a pipe dream. For now anyway.
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