Dubai leads global cities

Gulf News | 10 April 2016

Dubai: Dubai is a unique experiment in the history of the world, according to leading global strategist and best-selling author Dr Parag Khanna.

Speaking at the second Dubai Knowledge Majlis organised by the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), Dr Khanna offered an insight into his forthcoming book Connectography that will be released worldwide later this month.

Hailing Dubai as the most diverse city in the entire world, he said: “All the great global cities of the world have managed this diversity.”

Speaking about global migration trends, he said, the largest growth in migration happens between emerging markets. “That tells you that people are chasing opportunity. This city has been one of the prime beneficiaries of this.”

Dr Khanna spoke at length about how the world is undergoing a transformational shift, moving beyond simple interdependence into a hyper-connected future of relentless competition among countries, cities, companies and communities, all empowered by technology and capital to pursue their own objectives.

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