Emiratisation pushed in the United Arab Emirates
The issue of youth unemployment in the Middle East also affects the oil-rich Gulf.
In the wealthy United Arab Emirates, where the majority of the labour force are foreign expatriates, there is a growing worry about rising joblessness among its young citizens.
It is intensifying the push towards Emiratisation - programmes that get locals into work, increasingly at the expense of expats.
Simon Atkinson reports.