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Dubai's Dark Side

| You may have read about the glut of cars abandoned at Dubai’s airport as expats fled the country in the wake of the global financial crisis. Journalist Johann Hari digs deeper and tells the story of a Canadian woman who moved to Dubai with her husband. He got into debt trouble in the emirate and was sent to prison for it. His wife hasn’t abandoned her car; she’s living in it, in a hotel parking lot. It’s the dark side of Dubai, though at least one Dubai-based blogger thinks the piece is overkill. [%comments]