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dc.contributor.authorRyan, Chris
dc.contributor.authorNinov, Ivan
dc.contributor.authorAziz, Heba
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-18T21:58:21Z
dc.date.available2012-11-18T21:58:21Z
dc.date.copyright2012-10
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationRyan, C., Ninov, I. & Aziz, H. (2012) Ras Al Khow-Eco-tourism in constructed wetlands: Post modernity in the modernity of the Dubai landscape. Tourism Management Perspectives, 4, 185-197.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn2211-9736
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6851
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the role of a directed gaze in an urban eco-tourism setting of Ras Al Khor in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Ras Al Khor is a UNESCO RAMSAR accredited wetland and has significant conservation values, yet from one perspective it is an artificially constructed site. The site exists because of previous dredging in the Dubai Creek and the introduction of mangrove swamp planting and while replicating other sites found along the UAE coast line it had no prior existence until the 1980s. The paper uses textual analysis from open ended questions to visitors supplemented by other materials to discuss the authenticity of an eco-tourism experience primarily directed at flamingos. It identifies different tourist perceptions of that gaze in a location that is not too far distant from the world's tallest building, the Burj Al Khalifa, and its associated development of shopping malls, hotels and apartments and offices.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofTourism Management Perspectives
dc.subjectAuthenticityen_NZ
dc.subjectDubaien_NZ
dc.subjectGazeen_NZ
dc.subjectWetlandsen_NZ
dc.titleRas Al Khow-Eco-tourism in constructed wetlands: Post modernity in the modernity of the Dubai landscapeen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tmp.2012.08.006en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfTourism Management Perspectivesen_NZ
pubs.begin-page185en_NZ
pubs.elements-id38550
pubs.end-page197en_NZ
pubs.volume4en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noCen_NZ


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