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With my new job I’m travelling to or through Dubai quite often. There is no doubt in my mind about how much this emirate has achieved in the past 10-15 years. I don’t want to say that I like everything about the place, but my god can we learn a thing or two!

On an official tour-bus of the city, they mention how in the 1970s, Dubai took loans from Abu Dhabi and Kuwait for Medical and Educational spending. Today the story is very different. 92% of Dubai’s GDP is non-oil based.

Think about what we’ve been doing in the past 20 years…. or more importantly what we’ve not been doing.

Well done Dubai. I wish you more of this well-deserved success.

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