The other side of Dubai

by Ole Bo Jensen August. 14, 2019 132 views

Mostly when you think of Dubai, you think of skyscrapers, sheiks and desert. But the secret of it all is that a lot of it is build using labour from India and the philipines.

I tried to find that side also and visited one of the original cargo freighters in the old harbour, talking to people, taking snaps and trying to get onboard a ship to see the hardworking guys there.

Collegues and friends onboard indian ship.

Collegues and friends onboard indian ship.

As always when I'm with people from India I cause a lot of commotion, and as they really did not have anything to do this time was no exception.

I try to stay calm and ahead of everything, so I asked them to do normal work and they found something they nedded to do, so I could take some pictures of the work.

Too much photographer attention ..

Too much photographer attention ..

I was using my good old Leica M9 and a Summilux 35mm, which is the one camera/one lens I would bring to a deserted island.

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Berckmans Peter 3 months ago

Love this. I know about the dark side of these countries. and it is not nice.

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Ailyn Diaz 3 months ago

I like the Leica look on the first one with the contrast of lighting.  So beautiful!

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