Dubai has built the infrastructure investments that many developing countries so desperately need–a well-maintained network of roads, a large air terminal with another under construction, and a port that is among the best in the world. Along with the skilled labor that it attracts from all corners of the world, Dubai has positioned itself as a global leader in trans-shipment, services and logistics systems. Will these investments will be enough to offset its current woes? Whatever the answer, there is no doubt that Dubai’s infrastructure investments are a key ingredient to future growth, not just in the Emirate but in the wider region in which it is located.
That's Vijaya Ramachandran's postcard from Dubai
. Ramachandran is an expert at the Center for Global Development.