Society in Transition: Case Study, Dubai Emirate Prof. Sattam Hamad KHALAF American University in the Emirates Generally in the Arab Peninsula, in the United Arab Emirates in particular, the development possibly followed a line of transition from the Nomadic Tribe to the Sub-Agricultural group, to the Semi-Permanent Village, to permanent Village settlement. In the case of Dubai a line of transformation from Primitive Village, to Town, to City, to City State . Until 1833, the area, now known as Dubai, was inhabited by a few pearl divers and fishermen and their families living at the mouth of the Dubai Creek. Within recorded history, Dubai stated as an insignificant fishing village probably sometime during the 18th century. Ithas been a typical example of the towns of the Trucial Coast which drew their population from the hinterland and which also experienced rapid growth as long as the pearling industry contained to expand. A large number of inhabitants of Dubal lived in Palm-Frond houses until the 1960s. Those houses, quarters usually contained compounds for extended families groped together in clusters of related families. The Dubai Electricity Company was floated to finance a power-generation programme. A comprehensive town plan was completed in 1965. Leadership plays a vital role in the development process in Dubai. The Senates (Sheikhs) has a normal pickup of talents and competencies. With these kinds of leadership, Dubai Government deals with progress and development which is extended of Bedouin democracy that was practiced in the time of Arab Tribes dominated the Gulf Society. the philosophy of Dubai Leadership, Dubai has clearly shown that it has understood this, learned and continues to do so. When the mind engages in pure creative thinking, it comes up with new thought and ideas. When it applies itself to society, it can come up with new organizations. Dubai has the tallest Tower in the world (Khalifa Tower), it will host EXPO 2020.

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