Doubaï : ville du pétrole ou projet métropolitain post-pétrolier ?

Abstract : On the Arab shore of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is the second most important town in the United Arab Emirates , the first one being the federal capital , Abu Dhabi. For 30 years Dubai economic development has been directly and indirectly linked to oil. But Dubai is also a merchant city with a maritime tradition founded on pearl-fishing and sea-trade. It has become a center for transit and reexportation not only to its traditionnal partners as Iran or India, but to more and more numerous, various and distant countries. The aim of this article is to appreciate the extent to which Dubai is an oil city of the Gulf and/or an emerging post oil metropolis.
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Brigitte Dumortier, Marc Lavergne. Doubaï : ville du pétrole ou projet métropolitain post-pétrolier ?. Annales de géographie, Armand Colin, 2002, n°623 (623), pp.41-59. ⟨hal-00398972⟩

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