More and more young people from the Middle East are drawn to Dubai. The city on the Gulf stands for a life beyond wars and crises. And above all beyond politics.
Marcel is in a nightclub on the fortieth floor of a skyscraper. Below him, the lights of Dubai shine. It’s Friday night, the club is full. Marcel is Lebanese, but Lebanon is finished, he says: “The country is completely ruined. There is no future there.” That’s why he’s been working in Dubai nightclub B018 for a few weeks. Again and again he disappears between the guests in expensive sneakers and jeans to make sure that the ice buckets on the tables don’t run out of gin and vodka bottles.