RUSI NewsbriefVOLUME 26ISSUE 10members only

The Booming Emirate: Is Dubai the World’s Most Obvious Terrorist Target?


Is Dubai about to become the world’s most obvious target for Al-Qa’ida?

Dubai has developed at an extraordinary rate over the last thirty years, but its greatest ambitions are only just emerging. The Palm Jumeirah, the largest manmade island in the world, will open to residents for the first time in the coming weeks. 2008 is the date set for the completion of what will be the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai, and a whole host of other massive projects are intended to progress alongside. But no matter how otherworldly Dubai becomes, it

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