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How VAT, or its absence, can help the post-Covid economy

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...

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Why western societies are mishandling the pandemic?

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...

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Egyptians should feel proud of their nation’s achievements

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.

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New wealth management law is a welcome game changer

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...

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How Lebanon should be re-born post-Hezbollah

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...

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Sheikh Rashid lives on in our hearts

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...

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A brave new dawn in Arab-Israeli relations

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...

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A fiasco fit for low-budget reality TV

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...

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