The lifeguard, Michel, is from Sri Lanka. He has lived here for just a couple months and would be considered a "migrant worker" that you may have read about in the news. He works at the pool and lives in a dorm-type room on a compound with other workers (drivers, custodians, security officers, receptionists). Michel's room and food is provided and he says that he is able to save money (which he can not do working in Sri Lanka).
Michel's wife and two children live in Sri Lanka. He worked for four years as a lifeguard at a hotel in Dubai. He is earning money to build his family a house back in Sri Lanka. Michel is a Buddhist and speaks his native Sinhalese and English.