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39 thoughts on “Dubai: Expectation vs reality – BBC News”

  • I’m not sure I understand the point of this video. You could’ve just spoken about slave workers only. This video did not add anything beyond that.

  • WHAT A WASTE OF RESOURCES!!HUMAN AND MONETARY…THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE PUNISHES FOR WASTING WHAT ESSENTIALLY BELONGS TO US ALL..(THE EARTHS RESOURCES).GOD DIDN'T MAKE THIS EARTH AND RESOURCES FOR A FEW TO CONTROL AND WASTE THE BENEFITS OF THE RESOURCES ON GLASS BUILDINGS , CARS ,JEWELRY TO ADORN OURSELVES WITH etc……WE NEED RESEARCH MEDICAL LABS AND FARMING RESEARCH,SPACE EXPLORATION AND PROGRAMS TO TEACH ALL PEOPLE TO HELP THEMSELVES. TO HELP ALL OF MANKIND NOT JUST A FEW SELFISH,SELF CENTERED FUN SEEKERS AND EGOCENTRIC ,GREEDY SELF INDULGENT .SELF AGGRANDIZED FEW !!!!!

  • You need to be balanced. I have lived in dubai for 2 years, and I am writing this message while on holiday in Rome. One thing I can say is that only 11% of the uae population are Emirati so this affects labour and your cultural experience. The uae doesn't have thousands of years of an established civilisation so how can you expect something similar to Rome, London or Greece?

    Only 50 years ago they were just simple people living in the desert. I think they have come come a long way since then with what they have.

    No place is perfect but the uae has been good to me and many people I know

  • Safram S. OFFGRID BUSHCRAFT MGTOW says:

    Used to live with my family and work here for 14+ years. I'm glad I left this soulless, THOT ridden and narcissistic utopia.

  • Dubai is so so so overrated. Concrete, sand and heat. That’s all you are gonna find there.
    You can’t even see the landmarks from 200 m away because of the sand storms and fog. It had cool malls though and swimming there feels good. That’s about it.

  • Ricardo Campelo de Magalhães says:

    BBC is Very Fake News.
    I don't know why YouTube keeps presenting their videos to me (or anyone) in their suggestion area…

  • Death to War T. says:

    Left this place many years ago because of those south east asians Filps making false allegations against me & posting false statements on social media. I regret calling them "buddies" . Plus the city is filled with them Thots.

  • クルスボーガー says:

    I used to work and live in this soulless utopia. The place was crawling with narcissistic & egotistical expats from South East Asia, up until now.

  • Woman Replaced By A Robot says:

    Lived lavishly in Dubai for almost 8 years…
    Left that life for the better not too long ago and moved out of that artificial shithole.

  • Yes blame all bad thing on Muslim .when every thing is done my Christianity.Nazi soldier & Hitler is Christian not Muslim U fool.

    WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 1st WORLD WAR?Ans-Christianity.

    WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 2nd WORLD WAR?Ans-Christianity.

    WHO WANT RISE WAR FOR Oil?Ans-Christianity.

    WHO CREATE Most Dengeros Bia-Weapons In this World & 1st Use It.Ans-Christianity.

    WHERE IS 1st HIV-EBOLA-GIKA VIRUS Found?Ans-Christian country . Ans-Christianity.

    WHERE IS 1st Gay Person Found?Ans-Christian country .

    WHO 1st DIVIDED BLACK & WHITE PEOPLE RULE APPLIER IT SOCIETY ?Ans-Christianity.

    WORLD GREAT TERRORIST HITLER WHAT IS HIS RELIGION?Ans-Christianity.

    So FOR All THE PEACE LOVING MUSLIM People Do Not Worry , Christianity can not judge Us ,

    THEY ARE FAR WORST THAN ANY ONE THEY ARE NOT EVEN Following 1% to Jesus ,Muslim Is 1000% Following .

    Only GOD GONNA JUDGE YOU SO DO A GOOD DEED, DO NOT Worry jewish christian Muslim should live peacefully & respect each other christian Muslim should live peacefully & respect each other

  • Yes blame all bad thing on Muslim .when every thing is done my Christianity.Nazi soldier & Hitler is Christian not Muslim U fool.

    WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 1st WORLD WAR?Ans-Christianity.

    WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 2nd WORLD WAR?Ans-Christianity.

    WHO WANT RISE WAR FOR Oil?Ans-Christianity.

    WHO CREATE Most Dengeros Bia-Weapons In this World & 1st Use It.Ans-Christianity.

    WHERE IS 1st HIV-EBOLA-GIKA VIRUS Found?Ans-Christian country . Ans-Christianity.

    WHERE IS 1st Gay Person Found?Ans-Christian country .

    WHO 1st DIVIDED BLACK & WHITE PEOPLE RULE APPLIER IT SOCIETY ?Ans-Christianity.

    WORLD GREAT TERRORIST HITLER WHAT IS HIS RELIGION?Ans-Christianity.

    So FOR All THE PEACE LOVING MUSLIM People Do Not Worry , Christianity can not judge Us ,

    THEY ARE FAR WORST THAN ANY ONE THEY ARE NOT EVEN Following 1% to Jesus ,Muslim Is 1000% Following .

    Only GOD GONNA JUDGE YOU SO DO A GOOD DEED, DO NOT Worry jewish christian Muslim should live peacefully & respect each other christian Muslim should live peacefully & respect each other

  • Julian Nikolay Krogh-Fredriksen says:

    RIsk 5 months in solitary confinement to support an Islamic totalitarian regime built on 21st century slavery and human exploitation? Thanks, but I'm not that obsessed with my Instagram account, so I'll pass.

  • I have been to Dubai several times, everything is fake including the beach. The foreign workers have no rights and rely on food banks. The rulers are corupt. Old Dubai is charming.

  • Bengali Warrior says:

    For a peck on the cheek, your doing months in jail, screw that, stick to European countries, nothing to see in the middle East!! I hope America blows the entire region up

  • This is a hypocritical video criticising Dubai, while the UK Government sells £billions worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, the most repressive state in the MiddleEast

  • Andrew Purcell says:

    Went to see War Horse in London. Great show. When we got out there was a smell of piss and two bums laying on the sidewalk. The Royals fixed the bum issue in Dubai. What did you Royals fix??????

  • Andrew Purcell says:

    Just came back from Amsterdam. It is a dirty place with overpriced lodging very much like where I grew up- California. My wife and I went to Dubai in early July. It was clean and you get much more for the money. No homeless running around no garbage on the streets. Tell me England what have the Royals done for you filthy country. Refugees everywhere, crime out of control, and high prices and taxes. Don’t worry it is the same in California and the rest of the West. Maybe we should enforce the laws of our nations and we too can have a city as great as Dubai. Or we can enjoy walking over human waste and getting taxed to high heaven.

  • Welcome to Bonesaw Country.
    Population: 2,833,079
    Oops, its a weekday, so that means the legal $y$tem's courts will be dealing with some trials,
    Population: 2,833,062

  • Dubai: built and designed by foreigners, using western technology and know how, paid for with money earned due to a fortuitous reserve of oil, which is used by the technology started by the West.

  • I dont know if i m being reasonable, but in India, Majority come from Kerla and Tamil Nadu when i talk about the labourers working their. And others do notably come from Bangladesh Nepal and Pakistan if you talk about South Asia.

    A quick search on the internet shows this – In the 2.8 million migrants, 1 million are from Kerala and 450,000 from Tamil Nadu, form the majority in Indian community living in UAE. By 1999, the population of Indian migrants in the UAE, which stood at 170,000 in 1975, was at 750,000.[8] The estimated population of Indians in the UAE as of 2009 is near 2 million. Indians constitute 42% of the total UAE population. There is no pathway to naturalisation and citizenship.[9][10] A vast majority of Indian migrants are on employment based visas, while others are on business or trade visas. Some are also on spouse visas. Approximately 26% of Indian migrants live in apartments or villas in the large cities of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, while 15% live in rented rooms in cities. The remaining migrants (about one-third) live in collective labour accommodations (referred to as labour camps), such as those in Mussafah (Abu Dhabi) or Sonapur (Dubai).

    The reason of bringing this is that I see people talking about why all manual labour trade is from South Asia. Its not some racial discrimination thing. Its because lot of labourers here dont get enough work and pay. And thats where the labour contracters in UAE are taking advantage of. So if you get cheap labour which for the labourers in South Asia is better than what they get in their place, they will obviously go their. But problem is their Visas are taken by those contracters and are forced to stay their forever when they were meant to work till the end of a specific project which is like 2-3 years or at max 5 years.

  • Having spent a good part of my adult life abroad in over 50 countries, it is not an exaggeration to say that the Middle East is my least favorite part of the world.

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