Growing environmental issues in Dubai due to the construction craze

Essay by santos21 November 2008

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Air pollution has increased in UAE and especially in the larger cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. One of the sources is the wind blown sand since major part of these cities was and is a desert. This is a major problem and a common occurrence during the winter season. However it would have been a minor problem if this was the only pollutant in this region. The air pollution has increased mainly due to the sudden construction craze in Dubai and the increasing traffic. It is a real tragedy to have such poor quality air in a place like Dubai where lots of developments are made. A city like Dubai that is building many tall and fancy towers, creating one of the most amazing skylines in the world, man-made islands, largest shopping malls etc. will probably see this century, however, it's a tragedy that people may not be able to make out the skyline except on exceptional days.

Dubai is the GCC's fastest growing economies and while there is an increase in the incomes and improvement in the health indicators of the country its growth has not been totally benign. Environmental pollution is damaging human health, water, air, agriculture and ultimately the whole economy.

Environmental pollution is one of the most serious problems facing humanity today. It causes global warming, destruction of the ozone layer, and other potentially disastrous processes. Air, water, and soil-all harmed by pollution-are necessary to the survival of all living things. Environmental pollution is a term that refers to all the ways by which people pollute their surroundings. People dirty the air with gases and smoke, poison the water with chemicals and other substances, and damage the soil with too many fertilizers and pesticides. People also pollute their surroundings in various other ways. For example,