Everything in these two emirates of the U.A.E. seems superlative, the biggest, highest, most expensive of the world. Architects of world renoun have a field day here. A huge contrast with the old souks. The only emirati one sees are leisurely shopping. Otherwise its just foreign workers. In contstruction, services, health and other care, trade, transport, as porters and as doctors. Emirati live in luxury. The state pampers them from the cradle to the grave. The foreign workers are poorly paid, have few social and other facilities, often have to work twelve hours a day, seven days a week. This we often forget when gaping at the wealth and extravagance in these emirates.

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