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Notes on the Geography of The U.A.E. (Dubai): Dubai China Center

One of these days, some movie's going to be filmed in the endless corridors of this wholesale market for Chinese goods. It won't be a comedy.

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Notice that China's rising?

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The name sounds corny, at least in English, but the iconography of dragons suggests that the Chinese play to win.

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Inside, a ceremonial river, much like the one in the Forbidden City.

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Even the layout is dragonesque.

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Lots and lots of vendors.

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Not on your average consumer's shopping list.

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Next door, the warehouse.

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Hey, look, mom! It's a hybrid cross a culvert pipe and the sky-supporting towers of the Ming Tombs.


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