Sonapur (Hindi: City of Gold) is a notorious camp outside Dubai for thousands foreign workers. The workers, most of them come from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, live under bad conditions. Sometimes they have to share a 20 square meters room with other 10 people, sometimes they didn't get paid for months.

One of them is Shawkat from Bangladesh. The 20-year-old builds Dubai's mansions and skyscrapers. 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. For 200 dollars per month. In free time he cuts hair for small money in his "open air saloon" on the camp yard.

Many foreign workers spend their free time playing cricket to escape the daily grind.


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