By Philippe Cadène
The Arab Gulf States own greater than 1/2 the planet’s crude oil reserves, and their gasoline reserves are titanic. The transition from being condo economies to generating economies has brought on fast and demanding adjustments, together with the inflow of international (Arab and Asian) guide employees, and staggering city improvement, quite alongside the coast. This Atlas of the Gulf States comprises greater than a hundred and fifty maps and graphs in keeping with contemporary facts. It deals a survey of the background and monetary and concrete improvement of the Gulf zone. For Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Iran, this atlas deals particular maps, plans and facts for the proper provinces in addition to an important towns. This Atlas is an up to date translation from the French variation (2011), with a extra broad bibliography and an index.
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The second bridge, 40 km long, is planned to be constructed between the Qatar Peninsula and the island of Bahrain. Called the “Friendship Bridge,” it will make the exchanges between the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council easier because it will reduce the time need to drive from Doha to Manama by car from five hours to just thirty minutes. The strategic King Fahd Highway, which is often saturated with traffic, will be widened during the next few years. a speedy and radical transformation AMBITIOUS RAILWAYS PROGRAMME Esfahan Khorramshahr Basra Kuwait City Dammam Riyadh Shiraz Bushehr BRIDGES AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION High-voltage line in operation High-voltage line under building Bafq Ahvaz Bandar e Emam ELECTRIC INTERCONNECTION Kerman Zahedan Sirjan Manama Doha Dubai Abu Dhabi Jaber bridge (three proposals) BAHRAIN Dammam QATAR Doha Alladhill Muscat HVDC Kuwait Bay to Abu Dhabi SAUDI ARABIA Jazrah Ghunan Doha South Existing railways Salwa Proposed railways Train station Al Fouhai M’Hadah 0 From Al Manakh 2, Abu Dhabi, UPC, 2010 and Rah Ahan Iran.
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Abu Dhabi, with more than 300,000 inhabitants, established itself as the capital city of both an oil rich emirate and a newly formed federation. The urban region of Muscat had a population of 300,000. The population of Sharjah, bordering Dubai, was close to 270,000, while Doha reached 230,000. On the Iranian side of the Gulf, Ahvaz remained a major city with 700,000 inhabitants, but Abadan, fallen into ruin, had only 60,000. Though the historical port of Bushehr, with more than 100,000 inhabitants, gained in importance, it was Bandar Abbas with 250,000 inhabitants, located near the Strait of Hormuz, which became a major port, even though its development slowed down as a result of the US embargo against Iran after the 1979 hostage crisis.