Dubai has been in the news, quite often recently, for all the wrong reasons. Theres been a spate of bad news for the past few months now..

– Construction collapses, killing workers on the site. That could only mean bad quality, shoddy work and corruption

– A major real estate company has pulled out of a project shaking investor confidence

Arrests of top executives of a financial company have been made on alleged corruption charges

– Property investors are no longer guaranteed a 99 year residence visa if they buy an apartment

Construction workers go on strike

It makes one wonder. Are they slowing down? has the bubble burst? Are they paying the price for a warp speed economy? Are they shaping up? Are they coming back to reality? There are lessons to be learnt by all; from all this.