Dubai's growing middle class


More than half the population of Dubai comes from South Asia.

India, Pakistan and Bangladesh provide not just construction workers and taxi drivers, but also many of the traders and engineers and IT wizards that have helped put the emirate on the map.

This growing middle class is attracting attention in its own right, as Dubai wakes up to the wealthy new market on its doorstep.

Neil Heathcote reports.

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