A taste of home in Dubai

If you were to judge Dubai from a photograph taken twenty years ago, a first glance would depict a desert scene peppered with a few high rise buildings. This is all part of the charm of Dubai, for this country is not all that it seems. In just two decades, Dubai has become a hotbed of activity with vast influxes of investment in construction due to the discovery of oil in 1966. At the time it was a British protectorate but the UK left the area in 1971, and Dubai joined with Abu Dhabi and five other emirates to create …

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Just another Doom and Gloom Headline…

…or are we bringing it on ourselves?Do you take milk and sugar…? Intern or tea lady?Like many other students who trawl through internship programmes over the internet, and who scan down optimistically to investigate the pecuniary rewards of prospective internship programmes, it is inevitable that I should encounter the same disappointment. For, after a few seconds of hope, I am once again faced with the same phrase next to the word “wage”: unpaid.Whilst graduates are being told that unpaid internships are the way into a steady well-paid job, the “recession” and the “current economic climate” are …

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