Dubai government’s investment in Las Vegas is known throughout the city as Dubai World. Dubai in the United Arab Emirates began exploring for petroleum up until oil was discovered in 1966. Many of the gorgeous buildings along Las Vegas Boulevard have been built by Dubai World. Dubai’s investment has helped provide jobs to locals during the recession that hit Las Vegas. Dubai’s properties bring tourists from around the globe to Las Vegas. Billions of dollars were spent. Many involved at the executive decision making level have ties to the petroleum industry. Las Vegas is where I live and work, because Las Vegas is where the information on petroleum arrives each day at the airport.