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Dubai recession and expats’ departures benefit disadvantaged residents

August 11, 2009

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Skynews Dubai’s ‘Robin Hood’ Benefits From Recession 2:55pm UK, Monday August 10, 2009 Ashish Joshi, Gulf correspondent As the recession forces more Britons to return home from United Arab Emirates, many are donating unwanted items to groups taking from the rich and giving to the poor. Many Britons are returning to the UK as the […]

Shame on Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Human Trafficking

July 30, 2009

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Al Jazeera More than one million people, the majority of them women and children, are smuggled across international borders to work in near slavery every year, the US state department says. Its 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report lists more than 170 countries which it claims are not doing enough to tackle the problem. Al Jazeera […]

Global Recession Hits Dubai Job Market–The Dubai Files

March 18, 2009

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Updated January 4, 2010 Dubai Before November 2008 Dubai in 2009 Dubai companies given “junk” status Al Jazeera, Jan 4, 2010 Standard & Poor, an international ratings agency, said it has cut the credit ratings of six Dubai government-linked companies to junk status. S&P said on Thursday it has taken the move as the likelihood of […]

Dubai: ‘We need slaves to build monuments’

October 9, 2008

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It is already home to the world’s glitziest buildings, man-made islands and mega-malls – now Dubai plans to build the tallest tower. But behind the dizzying construction boom is an army of migrant labourers lured into a life of squalor and exploitation. Ghaith Abdul-Ahad reports o Ghaith Abdul-Ahad o The Guardian, The sun is setting […]

Dubai Decadence: Young and Arab Amidst Mosques, Bars and Prostitutes

September 22, 2008

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/22/world/middleeast/22dubai.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin September 22, 2008 By MICHAEL SLACKMAN DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — In his old life in Cairo, Rami Galal knew his place and his fate: to become a maintenance man in a hotel, just like his father. But here, in glittering, manic Dubai, he is confronting the unsettling freedom to make his own choices. […]

Dubai deports 4,000 workers for striking against poor salaries and work conditions

October 30, 2007

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Source: Al-Jazeera Four thousand Asian labourers in Dubai who staged strikes last weekend over poor salaries and working conditions are to be deported, a local newspaper says quoting a government official. Several thousand manual workers recently stopped work and reportedly occupied and vandalised a building before attacking police and vehicles with stones. Humaid bin Deemas, […]

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