The new wave

Shift in the sands: workers from Madras at Dubai Marina await transport home

From Afghanistan to Abu Dhabi, from Bahrain to Beirut, developers want to emulate Dubai as the world's new property hotspot. Anna Goldie reports from the Gulf - and asks if the development frenzy is a timebomb waiting to explode

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