With Dubai going down in the history books for its record-breaking architectural feats, it was only a matter of time that this rapid growth would find itself turning into a catchphrase defining this city’s very growth.

‘Dubaization’, a word that perhaps many have been using since the early 2000s, has wound its way into the Dictionary of Architecture, depicting rapid urban and futuristic development in Middle Eastern cities.

While many don’t find this surprising, this is not the first time that popular lingo has found its way into the common language. Dubai Post looks at recent examples.