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Why the UAE's Short-Term Labor Fix Will Create Long-Term Problems

Feb 1, 2019 | 14:57 GMT
Dubai is a center of development and employment in the United Arab Emirates

A general view of new extension of Dubai Canal on Oct. 29, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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The flow of foreign labor into the United Arab Emirates is drying up, leaving the country's leaders to grapple with a tricky balancing act: How to attract and retain enough workers from abroad to keep its economy humming without alienating its own citizens. As it looks to bolster its labor market,...

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