Sultan on why failures are part of life and should not be looked down upon in the GCC.
Since the passing of Sheikh Zayed in 2004 there have been many attempts to unify the young people of this country under an icon that represents all Emiratis. One thing is for certain: Sheikh Zayed’s legacy requires a collective effort to fill the vacuum created by his departure. Read more »
There has been an unusual development in the much-debated topic of the Saudi succession, with the late August assassination attempt on Assistant Interior Minister Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef Bin Abdelaziz Al-Saud (MBN) by Yemeni-born suicide bomber Abdullah Hassan Tali Al-Asiri catapulting the interior minister’s son to the front of a group of third-generation contenders for the throne. Read more »
The UAE’s relationship with public holidays can be said to be in the development stage. We all enjoy our days off but sometimes there really can be too much of a good thing, and this is one of them. Read more »
When I was a student in Paris in the mid 1990s and people asked where I was from, I would reply that I was from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah or any other emirate that the person asking me would recognize. It was never an issue, because I felt secure that ultimately it was the same country. Read more »
Over the past few weeks two unfounded rumours about the UAE have snowballed on the pages of some newspapers in the Arab world and have even been picked up by newswires. Some media organisations seem so inclined to print negative news about this country, they no longer have an issue with presenting negative rumours as facts. Read more »