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I was delighted to speak at the UN Global Compact, hosted in Dubai last month.  The focus of the day was the contribution of the private sector in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – our session was looking at helping to achieve SDG 16:  peace, justice and strong institutions, with fellow speakers from ...

Nations moving from good to great require not only excellent infrastructure, high GDP and a healthy employment environment, but also – and most important – a skilled national workforce. The mix is delicate and the challenge for the UAE is great. Legislative support, strong private-sector involvement and citizens who demand relevance from their education system ...

As the financial tsunami passes from one coast to another, anxiety continues to grow in every economic sector around the globe. The storm is cold, bitter and ruthless, and leaves us all restless. In recent months we have all seen how governments, banks and corporations scramble to cope with plunging share prices, international financial turmoil ...

As the UAE celebrates its 37th National Day, let us sit back and reflect on the last 37 years, appreciate our today and eagerly await our promising tomorrow. What is so special about our country? The UAE means opportunities, it means business. It is a place for forward thinking opportunists, and a place where you ...

Today as we rush to achieve the daily tasks of our fast moving societies, we unconsciously rely on our BlackBerry and the computer screens in our offices to feed us with information and update us on the latest headlines from around the world. Many of us complain that we no longer have the luxury of ...

It is funny how emotions swing randomly from one end to the other. We may at times, surprise ourselves with the abrupt change of emotions within and wonder why at the experience of a happy thought or emotion we are suddenly smiling to the world for no particular reason or when experiencing emotion of anger ...

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The world is dangerous not because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything. It is up to us to build the world. To spread the light around us. To make it a better place.

Our world has surely developed over the centuries. With most countries around the world having excellent infrastructure, man-made mountains injecting billions of dollars of their revenue to the world economies. Cross-border transactions worth trillons of dollors are made on daily basis. Most people can easily travel across from east to west within hours and there ...

        Hi, I am back on my blog scene. Last few weeks have been extremely busy for me with my endless meetings, hosting guests from around the globe and travelling. Just got back from Sharm El Sheikh where I participated in the World Economic Forum on Middle East. It was quite an ...

          It’s the first Friday morning of May and my eyes are wide awake since 7 in the morning. Don’t ask me why? I guess my body is accustomed to starting this early daily and is unable to distinguish between a Friday – a rest day or a Monday – working ...

Definitely-Maybe-14A Romantic Comedy - great entertainment. It’s the most charming romantic comedy I’ve seen in a while.

A Romantic Comedy – great entertainment. It’s the most charming romantic comedy I’ve seen in a while. The story was modern, adult, and relatively realistic. The cast was superb. I would definitely maybe recommend this movie as the movie-to-see. Life is about relationships and choices. The movie has definitely inspired me to write on a topic, ...

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I got home from work feeling exhausted today. I relaxed and spent some quality time with dad who was scrolling through our old childhood pictures. I desperately wanted to write something this evening, it is quite normal for me to get such urges from time to time. My mind wandered between different topics and hot ...

“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself ...

              Glass Raindrops… At first they are slow, gently flowing through each strand of lashes. Smoothly they put a burden on the delicate strands, eyes closed under the burden of teardrops. Memories from the past: cheerful and sad, bitter and sweet, flowing down smooth flawless rosy cheeks. Very soon, ...

What is Life?             Over the centuries many Philosophers, Scholars, Artists and laymen have attempted to answer this question and define this delicate term: LIFE! I truly appreciate their brave attempt to define a word as deep as life but would it be fair to give this term a restrained ...

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When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have one thousand reasons to smile!