What might have been reasons behind heavy traffic snarls, housing costs increasing by day and night, looming power shortage, ever burdeoning fuel costs in a well planned city / country like Dubai / UAE? Well aparently it is population bubble.
In last 2 years alone the population of this country has risen by about 25%. Where else it could have been?
The construction boom in the country must have been one of the reasons apart from safe heaven in arab world. This imported population has definately contributed largely to above mentioned issues. Did the officials failed to recognize the need for correct infrastructure before getting into this power run? In all probability YES.