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Two sides of Dubai
When you look up for Dubai in Youtube or the internet, you'll mostly like find two sides of the country.
On one side, you see that it is portrayed as a paradise, bragging about its safety, cleanliness, and no tax society.
On the other side, you see that it is a hellscape filled with human rights abuse and truckloads of reasons that it is awful place to live.
Dubai Porta Potty
This is a disturbing trend that is deemed abnormal in the society, where wealthy Arab paying instagram models and other female influencers up to 1 million to defecate on their faces.
Like the Mongolian Empire
Mongolia is one of the largest land empires in history, Dubai's future is no different than that.
Mongolia was a city with no significant resources elevated to the wealthiest place in the space of a generation. This pattern matches Dubai's.
Examining Dubai's glossy and vapid structures, like Burj Khalifa, which is hailed as the tallest tower in the world and many others, the country does not have great structures or creativity that can withstand the test of time.
If these structures are left unmaintained, they'll be eaten by the desert in just a few decades.
Tourism Capital of the World
Dubai aspires to be the top in tourism, building artificial islands and vapid skyscrapers, to attract the world's attention.
After discovering their newfound wealth - oil. Right decisions were made to build Dubai as a hub for finance, trade tourism, and real estate, propelling Dubai into the international stage with foreign investment & global talents.
One of the most significant factors contributing to their massive, extravagant is gambling big. They plan to build glossy & vacuous architecture with no cultural tie or meaning.
This part talks about why Dubai's foundation as a nation lacks stability.
1. Treatment of Migrants
These impressive buildings are built by migrants, who were exploited.
Recruitment companies promise good wages, accomodation, and goof life for their loved ones
The fees are priced at least 2,000$, which is to keep them in debt so that they are limited to escape. Once they arrived, their passports are confiscated. They live in dismal camp and 2/3 of their wages are slashed.
They are not protected by labour laws with no minimum wage
2. Senseless Projects
Workers were abused with labour paid less than 3 pounds/day.
However glamorous it seems, the tower lacks a proper sewage system.
Destroying the ecosystem with the sheer amount of sand
Unsustainable, requiring constant replacement & sea defense
Abandoned World Island. It is sinking. Most of the island is filled only with sand piles.
3. Mockery of Nature
Initially, Dubai dedicated to grow saplings into actual trees, but was abandoned halfway, giving way to a billion-dollar project.
Examples: Giant Hollow Sky Scrappers, Bizarre Island Projects & Luxury at all cost hotels
Treatment of Migrants:
Awful rights and living conditions & represses free thought
Examples: Meticulous Urban Planning, Well-orchestrated public transportation networks, abundant greenery, and innovative land use.
Treatment of Migrants
Promote fair employment practices, competitive wages, promotes continuous learning and skills upgrading, and safe & healthy working envrionment.
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