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The dark side of Dubai

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Submitted by Anon (United States), Apr 11, 2016 at 21:27

Excellent point about leaving Dubai alone Dr Pipes. I think for now it is best to enjoy the pleasures of Dubai and recognize that every place does not need to be like the West in every way. The disturbing part though is how the UAE mistreats poor workers from South Asia. There was an article several years ago that documented many disturbing aspects of Dubai (see link below). I think its a sad situation when we think of Dubai as a net positive relative to the rest of the (barbaric) Middle East.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/johann-hari/the-dark-side-of-dubai-1664368.html


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UAE businessman thinks secularism will spread within two decades [70 words]PezDispenserAug 28, 2017 13:39240624
UAE isn't only Mideastern country outside Israel offering "the good life" [31 words]YosefJul 3, 2017 07:18239818
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3The dark side of Dubai [93 words]AnonApr 11, 2016 21:27228889
2Thanks For The Analysis [140 words]DaveApr 11, 2016 14:52228885
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2Is it better ;yes; will it last ;no. [100 words]Michael Hanni MorcosApr 11, 2016 09:16228877
Social Anthropology ...or tabloid journalism...? [602 words]PhilipApr 11, 2016 08:02228876

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