Dubai Labour Camps - the life behind the glitz and the glamour

Dubai is a wonderful city. But behind the glitz and the glamour lies a completely different world. A world of workers, who build this city from early mornings till late evenings for very poor wages. The living conditions of workers camps is still a very sensitive subject. Human beings with heart on the right place should find the living situation of workers very sad and I am sure that in each one of us lies a question. Why? Am I able to help? How?

Fortunately not all the aspect of life in camps are sad as we might imagine. A Dubai based photographer Fahad Bhatti, who in my opinion captures the most hilarious social and documentary photography in Dubai, illustrates a different vibe from a regular Friday as it is workers only day off. The atmosphere changes into a flea market with various goods available on cheap rates of their daily needs.

These gripping photographs may mean more to some of us than to others. Bhatti's photographs elicit thoughts and feelings words simply will not suffice. Hopefully, they will remind us, that we can always use a little bit more love, tolerance, compassion and understanding.

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Graffiti Artist & Skateboarder Ruben Sanchez in Dubai

If you blend coolness, street life, graffiti, skateboarding, cubism, colors, positive energy and soul … you get Ruben Sanchez!

I was excited like a little kid to attend Ruben’s art show in Tashkeel called  ”THE B SIDE” representing volumes of creativity which have gone into curating this signature body of art from one of the most unique artists in Dubai.

Here are the pics:

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pics: me