Article Summarization: UAE Environment

The article is about planning Sustainable Mega Projects in the UAE and particularly in Dubai and it is written by Prof. Samarai, Director of Central Laboratories at university of Sharjah and Ms. Lina, Acting Director of Dubai Accreditation Centre. The article includes information on UAE’s natural and artificial resources. The areas that article discusses are about high profile projects, buildings over six stories, special features in towers, mega island projects, etc. Moreover, there are facts on accreditation and quality control for such projects in Dubai along with issues of environment and sustainability in the UAE. By the end of the article, the authors have made technical and good recommendation.

In the UAE and particularly in Dubai, there are several projects going on that will be adding value to have good environment for living not only for domestic tourists but also international tourists. Due to such developments and improvements in the Dubai’s environment surroundings, it is now one of the leading tourist destinations. Therefore, due to increase in mega projects, there is now needed for quality control and quality assurance resulting in satisfaction from such facilities and buildings for conformity compliance. The increase in concrete and building is affecting sustainability and environment because there are no initiatives for energy and resources saving or growth. This will be affecting our future generation and it will be costing us resulting in environmental disaster.

In conclusion, when there are developments of artificial environment then there should be analysis of how this will be affecting usage of natural resources and whether there are initiatives to maximize it. In recommendation, according to the title of the article there should equal weight emphasizing on natural resources development because it is more into

Page 1 of 2

Article Summarization: UAE Environment
artificial resources but there are only issues introduction. It is a bit misleading readers due to inappropriate article title with the actual content. Reference:

Samarai, M. A, and Qudah, L. M. (2007). Planning Sustainable Mega Projects in UAE. Retrieved 007.pdf 24 October 2011 from http://belkcollegeofbusiness.uncc.edu/dcread/MBAD7090/Papers/SamaraiandQudah2

Page 2 of 2