By Michael Cameron Dempsey

Abu Dhabi—an vague heart japanese principality that occurs to be the richest urban on the planet. This booklet tells the tale of Abu Dhabi’s targets to rework itself from a sleepy sheikhdom right into a thriving foreign city and a hub of commercial and relaxation. It lines Abu Dhabi’s growth years from 2009 to 2011 from the viewpoint of a Westerner operating for the city making plans Council, the govt company that deliberate and coordinated all the tremendous improvement activity.
Castles within the Sand explores the drastic alterations in Abu Dhabi’s equipped setting, the place whole islands are forested with skyscrapers and billions of bucks in infrastructure are spent on a whim—while recounting the disorienting event of an interloper encountering a society during which foreigners outnumber locals 9 to at least one and modernity clashes head-on with centuries of embedded culture. normal readers will discover a vast advent to Abu Dhabi, and designers and planners will achieve a firsthand glimpse inside of an unparalleled test in city-building.

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