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Dubai: Changing Forms With Demography


Upama SenResearch Scholar, IIT Kharagpur-721302, West Bengal


Dubai, Buildings, Sustainable, Architecture, Transformation


Dubai is a living example of how people play an important role in moulding the shape of a city. It started off as a small settlement in the deserts of the Middle East along a natural creek. The old city is a testament of how the natural growth led to the birth to the vernacular architecture of the region to combat its extreme climate. From a group of fishing villages, Dubai went on to become a hub for global business. It has eventually weaved itself from its people, their culture, traditions, social norms, etc. Its architecture of has undergone dynamic transformation with amazing innovation over the recent decades….