Indian Congress party president Rahul Gandhi has kicked off his two-day UAE visit by meeting hundreds of Indian workers at Jebel Ali's Mujamel labour camp.
Speaking in Hindi, he thanked the workers for their contribution and acknowledged their hardships.
Gandhi also pledged his support, adding; "We are here for you... I am here to listen to you."
According to media reports, he's expected to present their problems in the Indian parliament later.
Later, he met around 200 Indian business leaders and professionals at a meeting organised by the Indian Business and Professional Council in Dubai.
Gandhi is also set to address the Indian diaspora at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday evening.