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The Middle East's ultramodern city of extravagance

Energy fellow Jim Krane explores how Dubai transformed itself from an oil town to one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, becoming the first successful post-oil economy in the Middle East. National Geographic: https://on.natgeo.com/2zhanIg