Today Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its third report on violations of the rights of migrant workers on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, where the Guggenheim and Louvre museums are planning outposts and New York University is planning a campus.
A front-page investigative story published in the New York Times today has confirmed previous allegations of labor abuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), echoing the findings of the Guardian, Human Rights Watch, and — most recently — the Gulf Labor activist group.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Shopping, real estate, luxury, and massive scale are the things most people expect to find in Dubai, but one thing that this city affords you that may be unexpected is perspective.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Silence is gold.
This week saw the launch of 52 Weeks of Gulf Labor, a yearlong activist project coordinated by Gulflabor, a working group opposed to the treatment of laborers at Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island cultural mega-development.