The financial crisis in Dubai in particular and world in general, is due to the global economic crisis of 2008. Cash and credit dried up in global financial markets after November 2008. The completion of many projects in Dubai was, thus, delayed due to inadequate credit from international institutions. It is, therefore, important to view Dubai's credit crunch in the context of the global cash shortages. Dubai has developed one of the best infrastructural facilities in the world in terms of residential, business and recreational opportunities. This is not the time for the leadership to ruminate on what could have been, or should have been. It is time for decisive action to complete projects on time so that foreign investors can continue to contribute to the economy of Dubai. If more tourists come, more jobs can be created and more cash generated in the economy and Dubai may rise again. -MUJAHID TIRMAZI, Dubai, December 7.