THE DUBAI CLUB
Today’s Dubai is one of the world’s capitals, an ultra-modern city with a powerful infrastructure and a high standard of living. It is a real image of the future, an amazingly friendly and comfortable place, where people from many countries, religions and cultures live together under the warm sun of the Arabian Peninsula. In Dubai, it is felt that the balance of people and nature is found, and that people are able and willing to receive gifts from above, and enjoy the fruits of their labour in peace and agreement with each other.
Some people believe that the Islamic world is treating globalisation with caution, seeing the risks of levelling the national cultural diversity of non-Anglo-Saxon civilisations.
Today’s Muslim community is not only well informed of the multiplicity of globalist scenarios, but also understands the inevitability and objectivity of integration processes, and is trying to find realistic global integration alternatives. According to Eastern nations, globalisation must not be restricted to material gain from commercial activity, but encompass the moral-ethical and enlightenment aspects of human existence. This country’s example demonstrates that the enlightened Muslim community is open to the world and does not resist progress, but only insists on the principles of pluralism, partnership, and equality for all its participants. It means that the East is not only ready to be engaged in forming a new civilisation of a planetary type, but become a leader of this most large-scale process in human history.
In this regard, the re-globalisation thrust of the Planetary Project ideology could be organically integrated in the cultural, ideological and value universe of the Arab world and in appropriate paradigms of looking at the world based on the Islamic worldview.
Modern Eastern nations cannot be accused of the lack of modernising intentions: the United Arab Emirates, to name just one country, places great value in education, basic and experimental research, high technologies and such benefits of civilisation as the rights of nations to self-determination, their own language and values, as well as cross-cultural communication and interdenominational dialogue. A close look at Dubai life shows that the United Arab Emirates welcomes constructive innovative ideas not only in formal, technical and natural sciences, but also in the humanitarian dimension of human thinking and interaction.
The Dubai Club is a community of members of the international elite unified by their adherence to the ideas of the Planetary Project including the saving of the biosphere, global human integration in the name of world development harmonisation and social justice. The core of the Dubai Club consists of the members of the Board of Trustees of the Planetary Development Institute.