Added on 16/11/2012
sarah walton Abu Dhabi , AED , Dubai , Economy , Employment , Food and Drink , Restaurants , tackle , UAE , United Arab Emirates
SARAH WALTON: I’ve done the hard yards in the service industry so I feel entitled to comment on the appalling nature of service in restaurants here.
Added on 30/07/2012
Jonathan Cook AED , Barack Obama , Benjamin Netanyahu , Congress , EUR , Europe , European Union , F-35 , Gaza , Israel , Manufacturing , Middle East , Palestine , Palestinian Authority , Palestinian government , peaceful solution , Pentagon , Philips , President , Prospect magazine , Russia , Saudi Arabia , settlement products , United Nations , United States , West Bank , World Bank
JONATHAN COOK: The more that Israel’s international reputation plummets the more generous are Western powers. What should Palestinians do?
Added on 14/07/2012
Francis Matthew Abu Dhabi , AED , Afghanistan , Africa , Alternative Energy , Asia , Beijing , China , Department of State , financier , G20 , India , Iran , Iraq , Kabul , Kuwait , Middle East , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Oil , oil fields , Pacific Ocean , Pakistan , Palestinian Territories , President , Saudi Arabia , South China , South China Sea , Sri Lanka , Taliban , Tibet , UAE , United Arab Emirates , United States
FRANCIS MATTHEW: Arab concerns are largely irrelevant to the Chinese as Beijing looks to reinforce its self-perception as the premier Asian power.
Added on 23/06/2012
Editor, MEP Abu Dhabi , AED , Bahrain , Dubai , Gulf News , Iran , Islamic Republic of Iran , Oil , Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries , Tehran , UAE , United Arab Emirates , Yemen
In the short term the new pipeline is likely to increase the already high levels of distrust between the UAE (and Gulf in general) and Iran.
Added on 25/05/2012
Editor, MEP AED , Al Habtoor Group , Dubai , United Arab Emirates
The demolition of the Metropolitan Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road to make way for 3 hotels with over 1,600 rooms at a cost of AED 4.875 Billion.
Added on 07/04/2012
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed AED , chancellor , Conservative Party , David Cameron , Democracy , France , Front National , Middle East , Nicolas Sarkozy , President , Prime Minister , The National , United Kingdom , United States
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Democratic leaders must constantly be sensitive to the weather vane of public opinion.
Added on 27/11/2011
Matt J. Duffy Abu Dhabi police , AED , Canada , Censorship , Defamation , Dubai , Dubai Crime , Dubai Laws , Dubai police , Europe , Gulf News , Media , New York , United Arab Emirates , United States
MATT J. DUFFY: Private parties should be allowed to settle differences via civil courts and truth should be set as the ultimate defence against defamation.
Added on 06/10/2011
thehedonista AED , Afghanistan , Asia , Carrefour , China , Dubai , Egypt , India , Indonesia , Oman , Syria , Turkey , UAE , Vietnam , Yemen
THE HEDONISTA: ‘No photos’, ‘No Fixed Price’, ‘Come back later?’ Ah yes, the recurrent phrases heard buying ‘Dubai Kitsch’. So what’s the best way to go about it?
Added on 18/09/2011
David Westley AED , Banking , Lehman Brothers , Retail , United Kingdom
DAVID WESTLEY, BUSINESS BREAKFAST: Thursday’s announcement of a ‘loss’ of $2 bn (Dh7.35 billion) in “unauthorised trading” at UBS’ Delta One desk was spectacularly timed…
Added on 12/08/2011
Mich Cafe Abu Bakr , Abu Dhabi , AED , Al Habtoor Group , Bangladesh , Blue Mosque , Dubai , Germany , Islam , Istanbul , London , Mecca , Ramadan , Tunis , Tunisia , Vicky I heard ‘Uthman bin ‘Affan saying, when people argued too much about
his intention to reconstruct the mosque of Allah’s Apostle, “You have talked too much.
I heard the Prophet saying, ‘Whoever built a mosque, Allah would build for him a similar place in Paradise’.”
MICH CAFE: The closer you get, the more splendid the mosque looks. The size is breathtaking and I had difficulty getting the four 60-meter-high minarets in one frame.
Added on 02/07/2011
Paul Maloney Abu Dhabi , AED , CEO , UAE , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom
PAUL MALONEY: While both nations have trumpeted the importance of a vibrant SME sector, too often it is often the little guy who overlooked.
Added on 24/05/2011
Sultan Al Qassemi AED , Afghanistan , Barack Obama , Broadband , George Washington , Gulf News , Libya , Philippines , President , Prime Minister , Russia , Social Media , South Africa , UAE , UAE's National Day , United Arab Emirates , United States , Woodrow Wilson
SULTAN AL QASSEMI: This year is an ideal time for the UAE, the only successful union in the Arab world, to institutionalise a State of the Federation address.
Added on 10/05/2011
Sultan Al Qassemi AED , Arab Gulf , Arabian Peninsula , Asharq Al-Awsat , Civil society , Dubai , Dubai School , Egypt , Facebook , Finance , Freedom and Justice Party , Gaza Strip , GCC , Gulf News , Hosni Mubarak , Human Rights Watch , Iran , Jordan , Kuwait , London , Media law , Middle East , Mohamed elBaradei , Muslim Brotherhood , Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt , President , Saudi Arabia , Social Media , Syria , Tahrir Square , Turkey , UAE , UAE government , United Arab Emirates , Yemen
SULTAN AL QASSEMI: UAE national observers commented in private that many names on the UAE petition calling for an elected parliament were UAE members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Added on 27/04/2011
Mich Cafe AED , Beirut , Dubai , Egypt , Lebanon , United Arab Emirates
MICH CAFE: It works for pizza, why not for shisha? An enterprising Beirut businessman spotted a gap in the market and has a Vespa equipped staff to fill it.
Added on 21/04/2011
Alexander McNabb Abu Dhabi National Oil Company , Adnoc , AED , Dubai , Gulf News , Oil , oil producing nation , richest oil producing nations , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: You couldn’t make it up, could you? Dubai, part of major oil producing nation the United Arab Emirates, has run out of fuel. Seriously.
Added on 14/04/2011
Mishaal Al Gergawi AED , Bahrain , Energy , Entrepreneurship , Finance , finance minister , International Atomic Energy Agency , Iran , Kuwait , Mishaal Al Gergawi , Oil , oil prices , oil reserves , Qatar , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , United Arab Emirates , Venezuela
MISHAAL AL GERGAWI: Unlike an Emirati or Qatari, a Saudi doesn’t have delusional expectations of financial entitlement and pre-deserved stature at the marketplace. A Saudi is glad to find a job at all.
Added on 10/04/2011
Mishaal Al Gergawi AED , Arab Gulf , Bloomberg , China , Education , Energy , Energy needs , Iran , Kuwait , Middle East , Oil and gas , Saudi Arabia , Turkey , United Kingdom , United States
MISHAAL AL GERGAWI: We seem to be in a constant state of ‘re-assessment’ or ‘re-evaluation’ of education in the region. Bottom line: We’re still not delivering.
Added on 05/04/2011
Mishaal Al Gergawi AED , Bahrain , Berlin , Fatah , Hamas , Hizballah , Hosni Mubarak , India , International Atomic Energy Agency , Iran , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , north Yemen , Sa'ad Hariri , Syria , Yemen
MISHAAL AL GERGAWI: Bahrain was clearly a red line for the GCC, but the challenges now facing the organisation require deft political skill.
Added on 29/03/2011
Mishaal Al Gergawi AED , Bahrain , Bashar al-Assad , Ba’ath Party , Corruption , Damascus , Egypt , Europe , Gulf News , Hafez Al Assad , Hamas , Hizballah , Homs , Hosni Mubarak , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Lebanon , Libya , Middle East , Mishaal Al Gergawi , Morocco , Paranoia , President , Salah Al Bitar , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Syrian government , Turkey , United States , Yemen
MISHAAL AL GERGAWI: Should a new Syrian government have a more hedged policy towards Iran, Turkey, GCC, US and Europe, Iran would be dealt a blow.
Added on 14/03/2011
Mishaal Al Gergawi AED , Bahrain , Brazil , China , Employment , Europe , GCC , Gulf News , India , Iran , Kuwait , Mishaal Al Gergawi , Oil , Oman , regional player , Russia , SABIC , Unemployment , United Arab Emirates
MISHAAL AL GERGAWI: That the GCC is able to cooperate and function so well is both comforting and alarming. Comforting because it confirms the council still functions, alarming because it only does so in self-preservation mode.