By Shuchita Kapur  www.emirates247.com

Stories about rags to riches are well-documented, and there exists a decent list of people who started with nothing, but with hard work, talent, grit, and of course a bit of luck, managed to rise to the very top ranks.

Arif Mirza, a resident of Burj Khalifa, chose to live and work as a labourer for 30 days in Dubai. (Supplied)
Arif Mirza, a resident of Burj Khalifa, chose to live and work as a labourer for 30 days in Dubai. (Supplied)

Then there are stories about big business going bust, people who ruled the roost were made redundant one day because of circumstances and bad luck, but there are very few stories that speak of a well-heeled person willingly living the life of somebody on the street, just to experience what it actually is.

One such person dwells in Dubai. His address is one of the most famous in the world – a destination that needs no introduction. Yes, he lives the high life in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, but what makes him different is that he has recently finished a 30-day stint sharing accommodation with six blue-collared workers of the city in a small one-bedroom shack. More info

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