Dubai is today the shining torch-bearer of the Middle East. The unprecedented high oil prices have provided the region with the impetus to invest, diversify and build. And Dubai has emerged as the model for much of the Arab world, growing at an exponential rate of 16%. But is it sustainable? And how have companies as diverse as a Singapore electronic solutions company, a Thai based international group of hotels and resorts, and a Singapore architectural firm staked their claim in the Emirate?