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Emiratisation pushed in the United Arab Emirates

The issue of youth unemployment in the Middle East also affects the oil-rich Gulf.

In the wealthy United Arab Emirates, where the majority of the labour force are foreign expatriates, there is a growing worry about rising joblessness among its young citizens.

It is intensifying the push towards Emiratisation - programmes that get locals into work, increasingly at the expense of expats.

Simon Atkinson reports.

  • 18 Dec 2011
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