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Recession bites hard in Dubai

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Jebalali village in Dubai was once home to 300 families.

It now lies vacant - they were evicted to make way for a new development, but when the recession kicked in those plans were put on hold.

The BBC's Ben Thompson has spoken to two people in Dubai for whom the property slump has proved disastrous.

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