The Blueprint: A History of Dubaiís Spatial Development Through Oil Discovery
Author: Stephen J. Ramos, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Dubai Initiative
While oil discovery brought revenue to Dubai and would change the city's physiognomy, moving it beyond the initial three settlements along the creek, it is clear that Dubai's status as a dynamic entrepŰt for international trade and transshipment, its foundational infrastructure projects, and its "free port" policies to attract merchant communities from throughout the Gulf and the Indian Ocean, along with licit and illicit trade for re-export to Persia/Iran and India, were solidly established before "black gold" was struck in Fateh field.
- Ramos Working Paper (2.3 MB PDF)
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