Nakheel unleashes ire-breeding dragon as China-Dubai partnership heats up

Indeed, a dragon has awakened in the middle of the desert, but he’s begun to breathe ire down the necks of long-term Dubai-based expatriate business owners who now feel they compete at a greater disadvantage with Chinese goods, than they had previously with manufacturers of globally renowned branded products.
According to long-time Dubai-based textile wholesaler Sunil Bandari, the unique structure and opportunity afforded Chinese traders through the special relationship formalised between the Chinese and Dubai governments in 2003, makes businessmen who’ve been trading in Dubai nearly as long as he – 25 years – jittery.