DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Foreign workers make up 90 percent of the population here…With Dubai’s economy in free fall, newspapers have reported that more than 3,000 cars sit abandoned in the parking lot at the Dubai Airport, left by fleeing, debt-ridden foreigners (who could in fact be imprisoned if they failed to pay their bills). Some are said to have maxed-out credit cards inside and notes of apology taped to the windshield.
By Robert F. Worth, Feb 12, 2009, NYT

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