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Migrant workers find simple outdoor pleasures, even in Dubai's extreme heat

A group of men board a motor boat in the waters of Dubai's historic creek. Despite long and humid summers in the United Arab Emirates, migrant laborers who work rights through the hottest months carve out ways to enjoy Dubai's simpler public spaces.
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A group of men board a motor boat in the waters of Dubai's historic creek. Despite long and humid summers in the United Arab Emirates, migrant laborers who work rights through the hottest months carve out ways to enjoy Dubai's simpler public spaces.

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Aya Batrawy
Aya Batraway is an NPR International Correspondent based in Dubai. She joined in 2022 from the Associated Press, where she was an editor and reporter for over 11 years.