The Economist has an interesting article on Expat Labour in the Arabian Gulf. The local populatiuon is increasingly worries about how their culture is changing. Hey, that is the culture of Islam that is being changed. The countries there want economic growth, but this is only possible with expat labour. In the UAE, 90% of labour in the private sector, is expat. The population is growing at an explosive rate, from 4.3 million in 2005 to 6 million now.
Just imagine... in many Gulf states the majority is expat. How will this impact the religious situation in the holy lands of Islam in the years ahead? More in The Economist.