Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

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Authors' Class Standing

Christen Bailey, Junior Aleiya Holyoak, Junior Julianna Snider, Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

Christen Bailey

Faculty Mentor Name

David Keck

Abstract

This research project analyzes the effects that the aviation industry has had on the Middle Eastern country of the United Arab Emirates. The UAE, in particular its largest city Dubai, has seen explosive growth in tourism, travel, and all-around economic status in recent decades. The country’s geographic position in the Middle East has offered unique conveniences and challenges on the path to development. Emirati-based airlines such as Emirates and Etihad Airways as well as the airports where they are based have been very financially prosperous in the 21st century. Our research study uses Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reports, travel & tourism contribution studies, and OPEC statistic bulletins of the years 1995 - 2018 to correlate the recent economic success of the United Arab Emirates with the growing aviation sector and analyzes additional cultural impacts of the industry on Emirati culture, such as the decrease on economic reliance of fossil fuels.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

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An Analysis of the Effects of the Aviation Industry in the United Arab Emirates

This research project analyzes the effects that the aviation industry has had on the Middle Eastern country of the United Arab Emirates. The UAE, in particular its largest city Dubai, has seen explosive growth in tourism, travel, and all-around economic status in recent decades. The country’s geographic position in the Middle East has offered unique conveniences and challenges on the path to development. Emirati-based airlines such as Emirates and Etihad Airways as well as the airports where they are based have been very financially prosperous in the 21st century. Our research study uses Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reports, travel & tourism contribution studies, and OPEC statistic bulletins of the years 1995 - 2018 to correlate the recent economic success of the United Arab Emirates with the growing aviation sector and analyzes additional cultural impacts of the industry on Emirati culture, such as the decrease on economic reliance of fossil fuels.