Sultan on why micro-finance is so essential for entrepreneurship and job creation in the Arab economies. Read more »
Archives for 2009
It is already clear that Dubai’s future is not what it used to be. But that does not necessarily mean it is facing a bad future. Last Wednesday’s convulsion marked a significant milestone in the financial history of the emirate, and a very different Dubai will now take shape. Today, a new Dubai has a chance to emerge: leaner, meaner and better. Read more »
In 2002, a new window to the Emirates was opened with the inauguration of our embassy in Washington DC’s diplomatic quarter. It’s a 1,500-square-metre building that is proving to be a barometer of where the country is heading. If this is true, our embassy in Washington is a barometer of the UAE’s international affairs, then it’s a bright future indeed. Read more »
To his supporters he is a voice of reform in a stagnant country. To his detractors he represents the ruling elite responsible for the stagnation of the Arab world’s most populous nation. However one looks at it, there is no denying that Gamal Mubarak is a powerful force in the National Democratic Party that has been in control in Egypt for three decades. Read more »
Many non-Emiratis will not understand what goes through Emirati hearts, minds and veins when Sheikh Zayed’s name is mentioned. He has become a revered figure. Sheikh Zayed, to us, was George Washington and Abraham Lincoln rolled into one. Washington established the United States of America, and Lincoln saved it from its biggest threats. Sheikh Zayed lived long enough to do both. Read more »
Sultan on why failures are part of life and should not be looked down upon in the GCC.