In Dubai, Services and Exports Drive a New Boom

Construction and finance aren’t the drivers: It’s services and exports
Jumeirah Beach in Dubai, with marina skyscrapers under construction in the background Photograph by Josef Hoflehner/Gallery Stock

Rewa Zeinati, a freelance writer in Dubai, has noticed more business cards with photos of scantily clad women offering massages piling up on her car windscreen lately. “Sometimes I’m away for 30 minutes and come back to find a stack of them,” says Zeinati. “I’ve definitely seen an increase this year.”

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