Hidden Secrets: Harsh realities

The following pictures are evidence of the harsh realities, that exist within the migrant labor camps in Dubai. The images are courtesy two photographers, namely Farhad Berhahmann and Abdul-Ahad Gaith, working for the DailyMail and the Guardian, as journalists. Since, very little historical evidence actually exists, on these labor camps; accounts and photos of such journalists, are truly the only insight we get on this phenomenon. The government and private agencies largely monitor, the activities of media companies and it is very difficult for any official documentation to take place. Most documentation is carried out undercover, or via inside sources and connections.

Typical Bedroom Unit
Typical Bedroom Unit

Image Courtesy, Abdul-Ahad Gaith, Inside Dubai’s Labor Camps, The Guardian, 2008, Accessed December 15, 2015

 

Daily Routine
Daily Routine

Image Courtesy, Abdul-Ahad Gaith, Inside Dubai’s Labor Camps, The Guardian, 2008, Accessed December 15, 2015

 

Clustered Living
Clustered Living

Image Courtesy, Abdul-Ahad Gaith, Inside Dubai’s Labor Camps, The Guardian, 2008, Accessed December 15, 2015

 

Sanitation and Hygiene
Sanitation and Hygiene

Image Courtesy, Farhad Berhahmann, The side of Dubai they don’t want tourists to see, The DailyMail, 2014, Accessed December 15 2015

 

Sanitation and Hygiene
Sanitation and Hygiene

Image Courtesy, Farhad Berhahmann, The side of Dubai they don’t want tourists to see, The DailyMail, 2014, Accessed December 15 2015

 

References

  1. Accessed December 14, 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/global/gallery/2008/oct/08/1.
  2. MailOnline, Sam. “The Side of Dubai That They DON’T Want Tourists to See: Photos Show Desperate Conditions Endured by Migrant Labourers Forced to Work in 50C Heat for a Pittance.” Mail Online. December 4, 2014. Accessed December 14, 2015. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2859734/The-Dubai-DON-T-want-tourists-Photos-desperate-conditions-endured-migrant-labourers-forced-work-50C-heat-pittance.html.

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