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DubaiÆs hundred faces

The UAE wants to provide more jobs for locals but it needs foreign labour to continue growing.

Listening to the din at the Caribou Coffee shop in Dubai one hears a smorgasbord of languages. From Arabic to English and Hindi, even the occasional smattering of Japanese can be heard here.

Dubai doesn't have one face, it has a hundred different faces, said Ahmad Waarie, general manager of Watson Wyatt Middle East in Dubai.

The scene is repeated around the Gulf, the result of booming economies and small populations.

The wealth potential inside the UAE United Arab Emirates is vast but the population is very small, said Simon Williams, HSBC's chief Gulf economist. There are simply not enough Emiratis to build a workforce that can fulfil the country's economic...

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