UAE: Regional crises test bonds between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Strains are building up between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with the commercial hub increasingly irked about the damage being caused to its economy by the Qatar crisis, now entering its fifth month. In public, Dubai has remained noticeably silent about the diplomatic and economic boycott of Qatar by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which began on 5 June. However, Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (MBR), who is also federal vice president and prime minister – is said by sources in the UAE to be irritated by Abu Dhabi’s hawkish approach to regional security. 02/11/2017 Issue 1047 Read more 

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