The Rise and Rise of Gulf Cities: Prospects and Challenges


WHEN April 19, 2016
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Over the past decade, the Arab Gulf cities of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, and Doha have emerged as global centers of commerce, diplomacy, and culture. These cities have become home to the world’s second largest expatriate community after the United States, encompassing over 30 million people, global museums, and fortune 500 companies. This rise of the Arab Gulf cities coincides with a decline in fortune of traditional Arab capitals such as Cairo, Baghdad, and Damascus. Although their rise is evident, it is fraught with demographic, social, and cultural challenges. This talk explores both the prospects and the challenges these Gulf cities face.

Image © Christina Dimitrova

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  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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