Thursday, January 29, 2009

The other side of Dubai

"There he discovered that dozens of sewage lorries carrying human waste from Dubai’s 1.3 million inhabitants emptied their tanks into storm drains such as the one leading to the sailing club. The drains, all connected, were built to carry excess water that falls during Dubai’s short rainy season. According to some truckers — mostly poor workers from southern Asia – illegal dumping of waste is a purely financial decision." (thanks Zainab)