A union of Gulf States could be a regional force for good
25 December 2011
When our Arab World is trembling from violent shocks, this is the moment for Gulf States to assert themselves as a united force for good. This has been my message to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders for several...
Let the spirit of our nation's founders guide us
02 December 2011
On this, our country’s 40th anniversary, I am consumed with fond personal memories of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, whose determination brought the United Arab...
Beware unintended consequences of Yemeni uprising!
29 November 2011
When the world’s eye is focused on the uprisings in Egypt, Syria and the President of Yemen’s agreement to step aside in favour of his deputy, the spotlight has been diverted from the threat posed by Yemeni Houthi...
Prisoner swap pours cold water on peace
24 October 2011
I’ve lived long enough to know that not everything is as it seems at first glance. I’m sure that most Arabs view the prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas as a good deal. After all, who can complain about...
Egyptians require saving from themselves
15 October 2011
One of the things I despise is wasted potential. It’s bad enough witnessing a friend possessed of God-given personal attributes and opportunities self-destruct, but it’s much worse to watch helplessly as a country I...
Will Arabs ever regain their dignity?
09 October 2011
I’ve always thought of myself as a proud Arab but lately I’ve been seriously wondering whether there’s anything to feel proud about. There was a time when our leaders spoke, the world heard them loud and clear. But...
Arabs must stand firmly for Palestinian statehood
28 September 2011
Ever since Yasser Arafat passed away, the Palestinians have lacked a strong leader with the authority to speak on their behalf. His successor Mahmoud Abbas took an entirely different approach to the issue of statehood...
Time to heal post 9-11 wounds
11 September 2011
Ten long years have passed since 19 ruthless criminals used passenger planes to attack symbols of US power. Little did those of us watching in horror as the World Trade Centre twin-towers dissolved into dust realise...
Open letter to GCC Heads of State
25 August 2011
Your Royal Majesty and Highnesses, There is a mighty storm gathering over the Arabian Gulf that if we continue to ignore will catch us by surprise with devastating consequences. However unsettling the Arab Awakening...
Only God’s mercy can save Egypt
07 August 2011
For me, the sight of an 83-year-old, former Egyptian president and hero of the October 1973 War lying ill on a stretcher in a courtroom cage as one of his sons bent down to kiss him was hard to watch. And I’m sure that...
An inpatient minority holds Egypt hostage
24 July 2011
Egyptians had their uprising that brought about the ouster of their president plus most of the old guard closest to him and should be looking forward to free and fair, multi-party elections in November. Their...
Farewell to Mohammed Khalifa bin Hadher
17 July 2011
The UAE has lost one of its finest sons - and I am mourning the loss of a dear friend who was as close to me as a brother. Mohammed Khalifa bin Hadher, whom I affectionately knew as Abu Khaled, had the heart of a lion;...
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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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