Tales of woe from workers in Qatar
8 September 2012 Last updated at 15:48 BST
Qatar has one of the most restrictive labour systems in the Gulf, according to a recent report by Human Rights Watch.
The organisation said migrant workers commonly face exploitation, the threat of unpaid wages, withholding of passports and unsafe working conditions.
But while migrant workers make up more than 90% of Qatar's workforce, they are not the only ones affected by this issue, as Stephanie Hancock reports.