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How VAT, or its absence, can help the post-Covid economy
27 April 2021
Businesses and enterprises the world over have been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the outbreak, the United Arab Emirates has taken a series of measures to help alleviate the fallout on the economy. For...
Why western societies are mishandling the pandemic?
02 February 2021
One of the highlights of my annual calendar is time spent at my home in the English countryside and in various European countries. During my travels I have always recharged my energy ready to take on every challenge...
Egyptians should feel proud of their nation’s achievements
04 November 2020
I have always loved Egypt and its people since my first visit to Cairo as a young and impressionable man coming from what was then a small coastal town called Dubai.
New wealth management law is a welcome game changer
20 October 2020
As a founder and chairman of a family business, I heartily welcome the decision taken by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin...
How Lebanon should be re-born post-Hezbollah
10 October 2020
Nothing lasts forever and I instinctively believe that Iran’s bought-and paid-for proxy that dominates every aspect of Lebanese politics and day-to-day life will soon be an irrelevant has-been.
Sheikh Rashid lives on in our hearts
08 October 2020
It has been 30 years since the ‘Father of Dubai’ Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum bid us farewell. His passing on the 7th of October 1990 hit me hard. That day was only the second time in my life that I cried; the...
A brave new dawn in Arab-Israeli relations
05 October 2020
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” This is one of South African President Nelson Mandela’s many pearls of wisdom.
A fiasco fit for low-budget reality TV
04 October 2020
What on earth has happened to the planet’s bastion of democracy, a nation highly respected for its rule of law, civil liberties and constitution that provides checks and balances to prevent abuse by any of three...
Farewell to the Emir of Kuwait, an Arab patriot and peacemaker
02 October 2020
A distinguished leader, who won the respect of the international community and the love of his people, has been summoned to heaven at the great age of 91.
The Circle of Peace can heal our troubled region
17 September 2020
Congratulations to the peoples of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Israel who following the historic signing of the Abraham Accord on the 15th of September 2020 in the White House Rose Garden can now look...
Peace and cooperation, a new path for Israelis and Emiratis
16 August 2020
The announcement of a peace deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, brokered by US President Donald Trump, was a surprise to many but for me it is the natural progression of greater understanding between the...
Lebanon poised to open a new chapter
13 August 2020
Those of us who have a deep abiding love for Lebanon are devastated watching this amazing country blessed with so many of God’s gifts fall to its knees, especially because Lebanon’s descent into darkness is not due to...
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Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Publications
This is the official website for UAE businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor. You will find candid articles written by the outspoken entrepreneur and philanthropist on topics that matter most to the region. Al Habtoor voices his hopes and concerns for key issues impacting the world – including realistic solutions for a peaceful co-existence in some of the most troubled regions. He also provides sound advice to world leaders to help make the world a better place.
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