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Trading Center (02:24)


Dubai contains the world's tallest skyscraper and has become a finance center for the world. Sumnima Udas describes how the city erupted on the banks of the creek and tours the gold market. Many goods that arrive are sold at local souks.

Drone Usage (05:37)

Builders construct new skyscrapers in an effort to diversify the economy away from oil. The Age Intrade Company tracks inventory through unmanned drones designed by Asam Khan. The electric company cleans and inspects solar panels and monitor power grids.

Artwork (03:10)

Dubai resides at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. Galleries sell paintings at Alserkal Avenue; framing is an art in itself. Every year the city holds a large art fair for buyers and sellers.

Auction Houses (04:17)

Christie's prepares for an upcoming auction in the UAE. Michael Jeha oversees the packing and inspection of priceless art from around the globe. Jean Nouvel designs the new Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi.

Al Ain Dairy Farms (05:31)

Camel milk helps traders survive the desert. Udas feeds baby camels and tastes the ice cream. Pat O'Dwyer discusses the company's growth and construction of another farm in Nahil.

Credits: United Arab Emirates (00:08)

Credits: United Arab Emirates

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Part of the Series : The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future
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We continue our nine-month journey along the old caravan routes between China and Italy, exploring modern innovation and commerce in the United Arab Emirates. In Dubai, Sumnima Udas discovers the burgeoning uses of commercial unmanned drones, tours Alserkal Avenue, visits Christie's auction house, and tastes camel milk ice cream on this episode of Silk Road: Past, Present, Future.

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: FMK183803

ISBN: 978-1-64481-885-5

Copyright date: ©2015

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