My message to Lebanon’s finest
11 November 2019
Lebanon has always been close to my heart and today I am proud to stand with the Lebanese protesting against the criminal political class which has bled the country’s coffers and stifled opportunities for generations.
The tragic disintegration of Lebanon
10 October 2019
I still retain wonderful memories of Lebanon as it once was. Dubbed ‘the Switzerland of the Middle East’ during the early 1970s, it was the most glamorous and exhilarating country in the region attracting visitors from...
Wanted! A new leader for the ‘Free World’
26 September 2019
I once had high hopes for US President Donald Trump. I appreciated his big personality, positive outlook and business acumen. He enticed the leaders of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt early in his...
Confidence in the UAE’s economic growth is unshakable
29 July 2019
Like most of my compatriots born in the days when clean water was a luxury it was hard work and optimism that fuelled my success and that of most of my childhood friends. In those days of hardship, we did not sit...
Wanted! A new crop of Lebanese Sunni politicians
12 June 2019
There was a time when I considered Beirut as my second home. It was one of my favourite vacation destinations, and I was more than happy to invest heavily in a place I believed had enormous potential.
IMF and World Bank, wolves in sheep’s clothing
04 June 2019
For years the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been pressing Gulf States to apply Value Added Tax (VAT) on consumer goods and services, ostensibly to strengthen fiscal budgets. It appears that Gulf Cooperation...
‘Peace to Prosperity’ workshop deserves a chance
30 May 2019
The Palestinian Authority and all Palestinian factions have rejected any participation in the upcoming US-Bahraini sponsored economic peace conference to be held in Manama on 25 and 26 June to be attended by...
Trump’s Twitter feed is a magnet for bigots
07 May 2019
Just as I was beginning to admire Donald Trump, the President of the United States for building one of the healthiest US economies in living history and for his uncompromising stance against the planet’s biggest...
Khalaf Al Habtoor: Who could he be?
02 May 2019
THE name Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor is not an ordinary name in the world of business, as well as in the world of politics and international affairs.
Spellbound by the Big Apple
30 April 2019
I occasionally come across people who say they do not like America. For me, such a blanket statement is on par with disliking the world.
Is our region preparing for climate change?
19 April 2019
I am not a climatologist. I have never studied changes in weather patterns, but you do not need to be an expert to realize that in recent years there has been a monumental increase in extreme temperatures, hurricanes,...
Why I admire the President of the United States of America
16 February 2019
Despite Donald Trump’s presidency having been weighted down by controversy, it is undeniable that he has delivered on most of his promises to the American people.
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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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