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Rivals Dubai and Abu Dhabi tackle coronavirus in very different ways

Rivals Dubai and Abu Dhabi tackle coronavirus in very different ways
Monday 13
22:41 2020

Inside the skin of this close U.S. ally, a federation of emirates formed in 1971, are two markedly different powerhouses. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown those contrasts into stark relief. Abu Dhabi, with huge oil reserves and hydrocarbon industries, has been relatively insulated from this global crisis, while Dubai, which depends on international travel, trade, real estate and especially tourism, has been devastated by a disease that makes people stay home. AD AD “Dubai is like the ultimate place for handshakes and hugs and back slaps — Dubai is all-out physical interaction,” said Jim Krane, an expert on the region ...

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Summary: With an economy based on globalization, Dubai has been hit in a way that oil-rich Abu Dhabi has not.

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