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Is our region preparing for climate change?
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...
Embrace Qatar or no Camp David summit, says Trump
It appears that US President Donald Trump’s invitation to Gulf heads of state to his Camp David retreat to resolve differences between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with...
Qatar, the architect of its own isolation
This is one of the saddest days since the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was formed. I never imagined that a brotherly country, a neighbour with which we in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) share ties...
Gulf States are the Arab nation’s backbone
In truth, I cannot help thinking there is an architect with a plan to weaken Egypt and create distance between Egyptians and the peoples of the
Gulf economic unity is long overdue
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.
My message to Obama’s successor
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...
The Next U.S. Presidency and U.S.-Arab Relations: Probabilities,...
Speech by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor at the 25th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference ‘The Next U.S. Presidency and U.S.-Arab Relations: Probabilities, Possibilities, Potential Pitfalls’
Disunity: A grave threat to the Arab World
I have reached the conclusion that the majority of Arab States are their own worst enemy. The Arab nation of which we were once so proud has disintegrated. Great swathes have descended into violent...
Confirmed! Iraq was a war of aggression
“A broken” and “haunted” man was the Telegraph’s description of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair following the release of the Iraq War report.
Saudi must stand firm against US insults and threats
Congress is hurling daggers at Saudi Arabia, America’s staunchest Arab ally since 1933. Several presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton and her rival Bernie Sanders, have positioned their...
Western powers shamefully kowtow to Iran
Iran’s treasury is overflowing. President Hassan Rouhani, touring European capitals on a shopping spree, is being treated like royalty. Italy was so keen not to offend the sensitivities of their...
Obama’s historical mistake has dire repercussions
The deed has been done. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran’s compliance with its obligations under the nuclear deal, the key to the lifting of anti-Iranian sanctions.
Bahrain’s heart-warming Arab hospitality
I was honoured to be awarded with the ‘HH Sheikh Isa bin Ali Al-Khalifa Award for Voluntary Work’ in recognition of my philanthropic endeavours. While being recognised for one’s efforts to make a...
Europe’s unseemly haste to embrace Tehran
The ink hardly dried on the Iran nuclear deal before European countries were racing to seal trade deals and reopen embassies. The mullahs have gone from zero to hero in the blink of an eye....
UAE infrastructure envied by the world
The outspoken American business magnate turned presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has admitted that he is “jealous” of the UAE’s achievements - and, particularly of Burj Khalifa, the world’s...
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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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