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Status: Member since January 31, 2010
Location: United Arab Emirates
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Here you are, one of the newest entrants to the bustling emirate of Dubai, a skyscraper city in what was once a desert land. As you move through the airport you are taken in by its subdued splendor.
The Dubai job market was really shaken by the downturn of the property sector and the Dubai World debt repayment issue in recent times. Even today it appears that the economy has not really recovered from these setbacks.
Dubai is viewed by many as a city of superlatives, and that may just have been the vision of its founders. Dominated by more than a hundred skyscrapers, this tiny emirate has made a name for itself not only in the Middle East but all across the world.
In the last quarter of 2009, Dubai had been in the news for all the wrong reasons. There was the Dubai World financial crisis, followed by the credit crunch in the banking sector, and the economy appeared to be going nowhere.
Most of us with any knowledge of politics or medical literature will be aware of the Munchausen Syndrome or the Stockholm Syndrome. In recent times, you will be amused to note that a new syndrome called the Dubai syndrome has emerged from the UAE.