Teaching about Dubai - GCSE

From this...
dubai dhow
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To this... in 30 years
Dubai marina
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(public domain source Wikipedia)

Word documents
A mystery activity Why is Mohit applying for his crane operator's license?
Dubai research assignment with levelled mark scheme
Dubai factsheet - a companion to the exam style question
Exam question that focuses on the changing function of Dubai over time.

Google Video
The World - promotional video
Dubai Waterfront - promotional video
Cranes in Dubai - home video makes good starter
Dubai - The Megaprojects - very long video

Web links
Palm island resort Dubai, UAE online sales brochure with video makes a good starter activity.
Arab islands reshaping Geography MSNBC article that also refers to the environmental imapct of the waterfront developments.
Effects on the environment Another MSNBC take on the environmental consequences.
Dubai - Wikipedia article. Very useful with lots of links to further resources.
Boom Town Guardian article

Google maps
Key Dubai locations in a Google map

Google Earth

google earth downloadDubai coastline Several overlays in one placemark (1.7mb) (web page) Download superb 3D model of the Burj al-Arab hotel from ZNO blog