November 03, 2011

Mike Davis "Fear and Money in Dubai"

This article by Mike Davis provides a Marxist critique of Dubai's fantastical mega-projects and the "giganticism" its urban dream. New Left Review 41, September-October 2006:

October 25, 2011

Dubai West Feature in Vancouver Magazine

"Almost overnight, the tiny Middle Eastern kingdom of Dubai has transformed from a modest trading port into a glittering Shangri-la—complete with indoor ski hill. Situated at the crossroads of the emerging giant economies—China, India, Russia, the Persian Gulf petro-powers—the city-state draws tourists and foreign investors to its audacious mega-projects, from the world’s largest manmade island to the largest mall.