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It's Too Expensive to Live in Dubai, So People Deal With the Gridlock Commute

Dubai.

Dubai.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Walid Zahra has a 25-minute trip home from his office in Dubai -- if you don’t count the two hours he spends waiting at a café for the traffic to clear.

“I decided it’s better to spend that time reading papers than getting stressed in my car,” the 27-year-old human-resources worker said.