Discuss an issue of local concern. Why is this issue important to you? How do you think it should be addressed?
Dubai is one of the most multicultural societies in the world. Only 20% of the population is Emirati, the vast majority of the remainder being expatriate workers. The imbalance is even more pronounced in the workplace, especially in the private sector where almost all workers are foreign. A society of Dubai is essentially divided into two sections: rich and poor. Unfortunately, the majority of people are poor. Each society has certain attributes that are part of its culture. Richer societies are literate, industrial, overweight, overfed, and comfortable. Poorer societies are frugal, primitive and less prodigal. Dubai may be the world's biggest boomtown, but human rights groups say that Dubai's gleaming towers are being built on the backs of exploited foreign workers.
The right of low income workers is one of the main local concerns in Dubai. Many things have been tried out to solve these problems, but It seems no use, that modern, intelligent people, have not yet succeeded to find a way through. Every year, Dubai executes many policies to aid the poor to give them better standard of living (more and better schools and hospitals, access to health personnel, medicines, etc.)
Like it or not, a city is forever be a package of rich and poor, where in fact, will always depend on each other. I believe more than 50% of those immigrants are lower income people working in constructions, hotel services and taxi drivers. From conversation with Pakistani taxi driver, during a heavy traffic to the airport, I found out that most of these people leave their family at hometowns due to high living cost, particularly for accommodations, health and education yet with increasing prices from daily grocery, house (room) rent to school-fee, he decided to send his family back to Pakistan by the time his daughter reached school age. He told me, with only by himself...