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Asian migrant workers in UAE not thrilled with tax plan

New levies on beverages, tobacco needed to offset falling oil revenues

A man pushes a trolley as he buys food supplies at a supermarket in Dubai.   © Reuters

DUBAI -- The United Arab Emirates is set to levy new taxes on energy drinks and carbonated beverages along with tobacco, disappointing news to the country's soft drink lovers, among them millions of Asian migrant workers.

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