Russia and its dubious friends deserve to be frozen out
24 December 2016
Russia is on a roll. Vladimir Putin has displayed anguish over the break up of the Soviet Union and now he is intent on getting as many states as he can back under Moscow’s wing and is out to expand his nation’s...
UAE economy set to be a regional outperformer
20 December 2016
At a time of global geopolitical uncertainty fuelled by Brexit’s potential domino effect on the European Union’s cohesiveness, the feebleness of Italian banks, the as of yet non-decipherable polices of America’s...
Tears alone cannot wash away Syria’s wounds
17 December 2016
This is my message to world powers and all Arab states. How much more must the Syrian people suffer before you choose to take action? How much longer will you stand by watching atrocities that would not even pass...
A warm welcome for the Saudi monarch
03 December 2016
The surprise visit of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz to the Emirates on the occasion of our 45th National Day is a testament to the close relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi...
A day for celebration, appreciation and reflection
01 December 2016
Drawn from the generation privileged to have witnessed the transition of the United Arab Emirates from one of the little-known Trucial States under British administration when our lives were fraught with daily...
Jimmy Carter: America Must Recognize Palestine
29 November 2016
President Jimmy Carter wrote this thought-provoking article which he shared with me. I am happy to be sharing it with my readers.
Armies should be tools of defence, not oppression
26 November 2016
Armies fall into two loose categories. There are those whose prime objective is to defend their soil and people from foreign aggression and others that prioritize defence of the leadership and state institutions...
Gulf economic unity is long overdue
19 November 2016
I have been urging Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) heads of state to form an economic bloc for over a decade, and in light of increased instability the move is not only necessary but urgent.
President-elect Trump deserves a chance
12 November 2016
Free and fair elections are one of democracy’s main pillars as is the smooth and peaceful transfer of power. America has chosen and, whether one approves of that choice or not, it should be accepted and respected both...
My message to Obama’s successor
01 November 2016
I am currently travelling around the US after spending a very enlightening few days in Washington DC where I was privileged to address delegates attending the 25th Annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference for the second...
Arabs losing ground to Iran in the lobbying stakes
29 October 2016
The world’s greatest state sponsor of terrorism is pulling out all stops to ingratiate itself with Washington elites with an image makeover projecting their ‘peaceful’ culture - and it is all thanks to President Barack...
A world leader in safety, tolerance and innovation
18 October 2016
I am delighted and very proud that my homeland, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the third safest country out of 141 countries included in a study based largely on...
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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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