DUBAI – THE MOST IMPORTANT CITY IN THE WORLD?. HUMAN RIGHTS. ARTICLE 25 OF CONSTITUTION OF UAE PROVIDES FOR THE EQUITABLE TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH REGARD TO RACE, NATIONALITY, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OR SOCIAL STATUS. HUMAN RIGHTS. ~250,000 LABOURERS, MOSTLY SOUTH ASIAN
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MANY FOREIGN LABORERS LIVE IN CONDITIONS DESCRIBED BY HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH AS BEING "LESS THAN HUMAN
DECEMBER 2005, THE INDIAN CONSULATE IN DUBAI SUBMITTED REPORT TO GOV’T OF INDIA – DETAILING LABOUR PROBLMES OF INDIAN EXPATRIATES IN DUBAI
MARCH 2006 –WORKERS AT BURJ KALIFA UPSET OVER BUS TIMING AND WORKING CONDITIONS RIOTED- DAMAGE CARS, OFFICES, COMPUTERS, AND CONSTRUCTION TOOLS
Judicial rulings in Dubai with regard to foreign nationals were brought to light by the alleged attempts to cover up information on the rape of Alexandre Robert, a 15 year old French-Swiss national, by three locals, one of whom was HIV positive
recent mass imprisonment of migrant laborers, most of whom were from India, on account of their protests against poor wages and living conditions.
PROSTITUTION, THOUGH ILLEGAL BY LAW, IS CONSPICUOUSLY PRESENT IN THE EMIRATE BECAUSE OF AN ECONOMY THAT IS LARGELY BASED ON TOURISM AND TRADE
RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL POLICY STUDIES (AMCIPS) FOUND THAT RUSSIAN AND ETHIOPIAN WOMEN ARE THE MOST COMMON PROSTITUTES, AS WELL AS WOMEN FROM OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES, WHILE INDIAN PROSTITUTES ARE PART OF A WELL ORGANIZED TRANS-OCEANIC PROSTITUTION NETWORK
A 2007 PBS DOCUMENTARY ENTITLED DUBAI: NIGHT SECRETS REPORTED THAT PROSTITUTION IN CLUBS IS TOLERATED BY AUTHORITIES AND MANY FOREIGN WOMEN WORK THERE WITHOUT BEING COERCED, ATTRACTED BY THE MONEY.
A FEW CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND HOSPITALS DO EXIST, ALONG WITH SOME FACILITIES FOR HINDUS, SIKHS AND BAHAI