Hundreds of migrant laborers have staged a protest near the airport hosting the biennial Dubai Airshow.

Associated Press journalists saw the workers gathering and shouting along a road leading to the Dubai World Central airport, the Gulf city's second airport.

Workers said they were protesting inadequate pay, though none agreed to give their names for fear of retribution.

The employer for at least some of the workers, Bu Haleeba Contracting, declined to comment.