The Reality and Hyperreality of Other Places
Integrated Tourism Complexes and Container Ports in Oman
Diskussionspapiere - Volkswirtschaft des Vorderen Orients
Klaus Schwarz Verlag
1. Auflage (2016)
geheftet, 30 Seiten
To analyse the »hyperreality« of tourism and port sites in Oman and their »otherness« is a challenging endeavour when neighbouring Dubai is already so extremely hyperreal and its urbanistic and architectural design has been studied by so many scholars. However, besides analysing how phenomena of a similar kind emerged in Oman, too, the intention of this article is to distinguish what is specific to the Sultanate compared with other places in the region and to consider such newly established projects from enlarged and multifaceted theoretical perspectives. Besides the economic and demographic centre of gravity along the country’s northern coast, examples will also be taken from the Salalah area in the southernmost region of Dhofar.