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Dubai's Labour Trap

Authors

  • Nick Hunt

    1. Visited Dubai and India to record a documentary on migrant labour for the BBC Radio 4/ Royal Geographical Society Journey of a Lifetime. He has also written for New Internationalist, The Economist, Resurgence and other publications.
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Abstract

Nick Hunt reports from Dubai, where a city's ‘economic miracle’ was built on the indentured labour of millions of Asian workers.

Dubai's ‘economic miracle’ was built on the indentured labour of millions of Asian workers. While the oil-rich emirate's economy is fast recovering from the global financial crisis, the plight of its migrant workers has scarcely improved. Nick Hunt reports.

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