Dubai: little things
I had not appreciated that the ruler of Dubai died suddenly of a heart attack this year, and was succeeded by his brother, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, who is also vice President of UAE. Man, january 2006 was a bad month to be a sheikh in the gulf - Kuwait and Bahrain as well?
Interesting and accomplished man. A poet.
"For Al Aqsa..." is interesting. So is "Stand With Justice.".
I now wish I could read arabic, so I could tackle the Riddles.
Mohammed is behind the JAFZA free zone, and the Dubai docks, and set up the first Dubai airline.
As is traditional, as I understand, many prisoners were released in Dubai on Jan 8th, nothing I can find in english language news on that. Wonder which prisoners were released. That would be quite informative.