Dubai and poverty

09Apr09

It’s almost a paradox, but it’s real. In Dubai, apparently due to the crisis, things don’t go as smoothly anymore.

“The ubiquitous cranes have paused on the skyline, as if stuck in time. There are countless buildings half-finished, seemingly abandoned.” reports the Independent.co.uk

Not long ago known as “the city of One Thousand and One Arabian Lights, a Shangri-La in the Middle East insulated from the dust-storms blasting across the region”, Dubai is now facing the dreaded word: poverty.

In the article, Karen says: “This isn’t a city, it’s a con-job. They lure you in telling you it’s one thing ā€“ a modern kind of place ā€“ but beneath the surface it’s a medieval dictatorship.”

The article is long and revealing, it unfolds stories of real people who faced unreal hardships. Worth a read!

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