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COVID-19 Risks Robbing Dubai of Its Economic and Political Autonomy

Ryan Bohl
Middle East and North Africa Analyst, Stratfor
Aug 5, 2020 | 10:00 GMT
A view of Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, at sunrise.

A view of Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, at sunrise.

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By sapping Dubai's economic growth, the COVID-19 pandemic will also ultimately erode the emirate's political and economic independence from neighboring Abu Dhabi. Without the tools and funding needed to support its own recovery, Dubai will likely be forced to rely on another bailout from wealthy Abu Dhabi, which could impact Dubai's development plans, especially in tourism and finance. ...

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