For many, the mere mention of the word ‘Dubai’ conjures up images of opulence, beauty, exorbitance, wealth and majestic buildings. Built in the center of the desert, the city is a testament to the creativity and persistence of human beings and the belief that with hard work, anything is possible. Dubai has exploded over the past 40 years. There are extravagant manmade hotels and islands, massive shopping malls and it is the home of the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. However, this flashy settlement has a dark side that has started to dull its shine.