The difficulties many firms have had getting paid in Dubai are a harsh reminder to tread carefully when working in this land of opportunity

“I would think very hard about working in Dubai again. It has done us a lot of damage.” So says David Marks, the co-founder of architect Marks Barfield. Anyone reading about what happened to him after his client in the emirate quietly stopped paying its bills will find it easy to empathise with his sentiments (page 22). Many won’t have to try at all, as they will be in pretty much the same position.

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