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Dubai Rising: Scenes From a Global Financial Center

 
 
Imagem Dubai Rising: Scenes From a Global Financial Center
Dubai invested billions of dollars to become a regional trade, tourism and financial hub although it doesn't have a substantial oil revenue like fellow Gulf Arab sheikhdoms.
 

The city is home to the world's tallest tower, the Middle East's biggest mall, one of the globe's busiest airports as well as one of the most volatile stock markets. Professionals from all over the world are lured to Dubai by its tax-free status and its multi-national mix.

Jane Hwang
 
Emerging From the Desert
 

Emerging From the Desert

Dubai emerged like a mirage from the desert over the past 20 years.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
 

 

Finance
 

Finance

Traders at the Dubai Financial Market, where companies such as developer Emaar Properties PJSC are listed.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
 

 

Staying Calm
 

Staying Calm

Traders often find themselves on a roller-coaster ride as Dubai's benchmark stock index is among the most volatile in the world.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
 

 

Watching the Markets
 

Watching the Markets

Traders monitor share price information and other financial data inside the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) stock exchange.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
 

 

Off to the Races
 

Off to the Races

Spectators during an evening of horse racing at Meydan racetrack. Dubai's ruler is among the world's biggest owners of race horses.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
 

 

Dubai World Cup
 

Dubai World Cup

Dubai hosts the Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race globally.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
 

 

The Burj Khalifa
 

The Burj Khalifa

The city is home to large-scale property developments such as this one in 'Down Town,' featuring the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa tower.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
 

 

Rulers
 

Rulers

Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai's ruler, and Sheikh Khalifa, the president of the United Arab Emirates, oversee the construction boom.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
 

 

The Mall
 

The Mall

Women wearing hijabs pass the giant indoor aquarium in the Dubai Mall. The mall isn't just for shopping but also for diving with sharks and ice-skating.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
 

 

Abrah Crossing
 

Abrah Crossing

In old Dubai, you can still take an abrah across the creek in Al Ghubaiba's creek district, like traders have done for hundreds of years.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
 

 

Souvenirs
 

Souvenirs

A store keeper waits for customers at a souvenir shop selling traditional Emirati clothing in Al Ghubaiba's creek district.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
 

 

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