Raffy and Andrew were orphaned as kids and had only each other to depend on. Wanting a better future, Raffy has spent the last nine years of his life working in Dubai. His ultimate goal is to fulfill a lifelong dream : to eventually move to Canada, with his younger brother, Andrew, where their mother once worked. For the meantime, his job in a courier service company, keeps him in touch with and popular among Filipino overseas workers. Until he sends for Andrew to also work in Dubai.
The Alvarez brothers are united. Andrew is mesmerized by the sights and sounds of the country, but more relieved to be finally with Raffy, his brother, provider and defender. And in the company of Raffy’s Filipino group of friends, he is well-received like family. Then Andrew meets Faye, one of Raffy’s many girlfriends in Dubai.
Faye and Andrew hit it off well in spite of their age difference. She becomes his guide, comfort and lover. Seeing the two however, Raffy realizes that he still loves Faye. Sacrificing his feelings for her feels more heavy than all the sweat and tears he had to live through in order to fend for Andrew all these years.
When Andrew discovers that his brother still loves Faye, conflict arises between the brothers, almost severing the ties that bind them, and threatening the achievement of their personal goals in Dubai. In the end, what they choose and achieve are not as planned. But their experiences in Dubai lead to new beginnings in their lives.
Dubai is a touching, intimate story of is the story of two brothers, the woman who goes between them, and the sacrifices people make for their loved ones set in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai – a modern-day paradise in the middle of the scorching Arabian desert, a haven for Filipino overseas workers.
John Lloyd Cruz
Michael de Mesa