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Abu Dhabi: Global Changes and Competing visions of Modernity
GSTF Journal of Engineering Technology (JET)
Abu Dhabi's policy to invest in mega projects to brand its image for cultural tourism and urban expansion is part of its 2030 vision to diversify its income and attract investors through the creation of a modern Arab city. Shorefront development and large real estate projects run hand in hand as part of a process seeking international acclimation. Existing urban enclaves of the city created mostly in the 1970's are being framed with iconic skyscrapers along Abu Dhabi's waterfronts to offer newdoi:10.5176/2251-3701_2.2.76 fatcat:bqlzsjcrsbbc7j52xwxogeofvu