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Al Manakh is the collaborative initiative to monitor, reveal and forecast new urban developments unfolding in the Gulf region. This analysis focuses on how the Gulf’s recent pace has not only shaped its own urban centers but also releases significant effects beyond its borders...
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ABU DUBAI: A Forward Tale of Two Cities That Could Only Be One

August 8 2010
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by Mishaal Al Gergawi
It was already evident that the two cities were heading in a direction that neither of them had envisaged or openly admitted…. Abu Dubai: a city never founded yet had to be.

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Qatar’s bid for World Cup 2022: To Build a Nation or a Region?

August 2 2010
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If Qatar is simply out to buy another piece of the nation-builder’s toolkit, then by all means it should host alone. But if it is looking for a platform to convey the intangible qualities of trust, collaboration, culture, international diplomacy …

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Qatar's proposed Al-Shamal Stadium.
Qatar’s proposed Al-Shamal Stadium.

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