Dubai property: Down but not out

The UAEÆs sound long-term potential will help revive real estate investments after the financial crisis eases and spending resumes.

There is nothing unique about Dubai property. Yes, the emirate experienced a property bubble, but so did more mature markets in the US, Europe and Asia. Dubai's property-related industries will smart over the short term, but in the long term, the market is likely to emerge leaner, meaner and stronger.

As if to spite the downturn, Dubai's skyline remains speckled with cranes. The slender Burj Dubai, rising at least 629 meters into the sky -- it will top out...

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