UAE rulers resist idea of loosening tough citizenship rules

Issue 1150 - 03 Jul 2022 | 4 minute read

Dubai can be almost all things to men and women – the regional commercial hub that became a glitzy global city sucks in money and talent, not all of it legal but much of it dynamic.

With a small team of close aides and the enthusiastic approval of international corporations who needed a secure and open environment in the region, Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (MBR) has ruthlessly driven the development of his emirate to become an expression of globalised business ambitions, grafted onto a small and generally far more conservative local population.

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