“The World”: European-Themed Islands in the Persian Gulf

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A Dubai World subsidiary, Nahkeel, created the artificial archipelago in the Gulf.

An Austrian real-estate developer is seeking a fortune with a set of European-themed islands in the Persian Gulf. The Vegas-style glitter of Dubai may have faded since the boom — but not for everyone. (Pics)

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Migrant Workers In Persian Gulf Headed Back To India As Jobs Dry Up

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Migrant workers wait for a bus to return them to the labor camps outside Dubai, but many of the jobs have dried up.

When his overnight flight landed, Abdul Wahib walked out of Kochi’s palm-fringed airport and hugged his family. After 24 years of working in the United Arab Emirates, he was home. He carried a suitcase and a layoff notice: His well-paid job as a forklift operator at Dubai’s once-bustling port was terminated.

 

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World’s Largest Sand Carpet

World’s Largest Sand Carpet

When one thinks of sand art, sand castles are what often comes to mind, but Tibetan Buddhist monks have long designed magnificent mandalas out of colored sand, for which Iranian artists have put a new spin to – famous for their traditional Persian rugs, a group of artists have taken it to a whole new level by creating the world’s largest sand carpet.

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