Can Dubai be a role model for Libya?
14 July 2012 Last updated at 00:43 BST
It is hoped that Libya's first free elections in 60 years will mark a new start for the country's economy.
It is often said that the oil-rich Gulf, especially Dubai, could be a role model for what Libya could become in the future.
Many Libyans living in the Gulf say they want to use their experience to help rebuild their country.
Simon Atkinson reports.