Hey everyone, so this is my first ever myTake (plz don't kill lol) and I thought it should be on a topic that nobody ever thought off. THE SLAVES OF DUBAI!
Yeah, so all of you who think that Dubai's the best place to be and live and it's an awesome destination...you're right it is, however, you guys don't know who's behind all high rise buildings (like the Burj Khalifa), malls and all the man-made stuff. The laborers of course, but please note the way they are treated.
First of all just so you know, no Emarati or UAE citizen (UAE doesn't give out citizenship to any "expat" even if you're born in the country like me...so i get deemed an Indian cause my parents are both Indian passport holders) does any of the hard work...they have managers or recruitment camps that lure laborers from countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and other such Asian countries.
So these laborers are promised an average amount of salary of around 1500-2000AED (which is around 500$), they get lured into coming here because they think earning in a comparatively stronger currency, will allow them to send money back home to their families. That is what they are promised, but unfortunately, that's not how it works.
As soon as these individuals land in the UAE, their passports are taken away, so that there's no escape from the job, secondly, their wages are reduced and they actually only get paid around 500-600AED (which is around 150$) and mind you my friends, these people work for 6 days a week, 12 hours a day and 8-10 people living in a room. Also, it's scorching hot almost throughout the year, now this is called MODERN DAY SLAVERY
The poor men are transported in buses to and from their sleeping quarters which is way far from the city, without A/C...for any other human being this would probably cause them to die. They also have to cook their own food.
These helpless men are trapped here, they want to get out but there is no way since the government has their passports with them. Some of them haven't even been able to visit their families in 2 years and more.
This is a really sad situation that these deranged individuals have to undergo :(
And with that I'd like to end my first ever myTake :)