A day for reflection and appreciation
02 December 2012
The UAE National Day means much more to me than just a public holiday or an opportunity to celebrate. I thank God for his gifts every day and never cease feeling privileged to have been born in Dubai (then a...
America's muddled priorities and double standards
21 November 2012
I’m stunned at the banquet Washington’s political establishment and the US media have made out of the personal indiscretions of a couple of four-star generals past their prime. Gen. David Petraeus was leaned on to...
Sheikh Mohammed holds fast to his father’s legacy
10 November 2012
My admiration for the amazing achievements of the late UAE Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum is an open secret. His energy and enthusiasm to put his...
Nationals of Gulf States should count their blessings
28 October 2012
Citizens of virtual dictatorships, who risk their lives to oust repressive, autocratic, corrupt governments, have every right to free themselves from decades of virtual slavery. Libyans were wise to rid their country...
It's time the Lebanese removed their shackles
25 October 2012
When the news broke that Lebanon’s head of internal Intelligence Wissam Al-Hassan and eight others had been killed by a car bomb in a residential area of Beirut on Friday morning, I was angry and saddened but not...
Belarus is open for business
20 October 2012
As a business person always open to new and attractive investment opportunities I was pleased to meet the Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich in Dubai and delighted to accept his invitation to visit Minsk,...
Gulf States are pawns in a new ‘Great Game’
18 October 2012
The pieces of the jigsaw are slowly coming together and from the perspective of Gulf States and Arab Sunnis the emerging picture isn’t pretty. The Cold War between Russia and the West has been resurrected by President...
Sinister purpose behind anti-Islamic film
20 September 2012
Should we seriously believe that a malevolent middle-aged criminal on parole with improbable names/aliases such as "Sam Bacit" or "Nakoula Basseley Nakoula and his 65-year-old porn-director partner Alan Roberts (a.k.a....
Arabs must tackle Iranian threats head on
15 August 2012
Few would dispute that the Islamic Republic of Iran is actively engaged in expanding its military capabilities, developing its nuclear potential, arming and funding Shiite minorities and disseminating its ideology...
The United Nations, just an expensive show
07 August 2012
The United Nations is arguably the most worthwhile organization on earth. On paper that is. Established in 1945 with just 51 member countries, primarily to prevent a third world war, the goals encapsulated in the...
Assad deserves to pay for his crimes
26 June 2012
A recent report by the Associated Press (AP) that read "Britain and America are willing to offer the Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad safe passage - and even clemency - as part of a diplomatic push to convene a...
GCC leaders should not attend NAM Summit
20 June 2012
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad isn't lacking audacity. He has extended invitations to GCC leaders to attend the 16th Non Aligned Movement's (NAM) summit, scheduled to be held in Tehran from August 26th – 31st....
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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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