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Burj Dubai

The Cost of Opulence

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On January 4th 2010, the doors of Burj Dubai opened, and the tower was renamed Burj Khalifa after the president of the United Arab Emirates, who had bailed Dubai out during their economic depression. However, simply renaming the tower wont detach all the associations of excess, rampant wealth, and worker abuse… and it doesn’t end with just this skyscraper. Take on the role of a manager of labour at the Burj Dubai construction site, and while trying to get the tower completed on time and under budget, witness the violations of the worker’s rights that are committed daily throughout Dubai.

You are In charge of the workers of Burj Dubai, what will be the world’s largest tower.
You have a set deadline, and you’ll need to press the workers to their limit to get the project done on time.
To build the tower efficiently, you’ll need to have enough workers and keep them from getting upset.
Work them as much as you can by increasing their hours per day, and days per week. Reduce their pay to keep on budget.
With the deadline close and the budget for wages small, there are ‘special actions’ you can do to reduce expenses, and to keep workers in line if they start to protest their treatment…

You are In charge of the workers of Burj Dubai, what will be the world’s largest tower.

You have a set deadline, and you’ll need to press the workers to their limit to get the project done on time.

To build the tower efficiently, you’ll need to have enough workers and keep them from getting upset.

Work them as much as you can by increasing their hours per day, and days per week. Reduce their pay to keep on budget.

With the deadline close and the budget for wages small, there are ‘special actions’ you can do to reduce expenses, and to keep workers in line if they start to protest their treatment…

For further information, visit our research blog: http://workersrightsdubai.blogspot.com/,

or visit the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_dubai.

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