Immigrant workers meet the growing construction demands in Dubai, where 
increasing oil prices have created a boom economy

The Force Behind the Gulf Boom

Poorly-paid and burdened by debt, an underclass of migrant workers gives the Gulf its glitz. They are the linchpin of the boom, and their anger is rising.
Photographs for TIME by Thomas Dworzak / Magnum Photos

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