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…and it’s back

After an extended delay, the time is right to make this blog a ‘thing’ again. Here are some of the exciting developments that have occurred in the meantime… Continue Reading

Qatar 2022: the ‘sterile’ World Cup?

Not since Don Revie quit as England manager to take charge of the UAE in 1977 has Middle East football been so intensely under the media spotlight. As the recriminations over England’s failed bid to secure the 2018 World Cup continue, it is the winner of the following tournament that has proved more intriguing. The… Continue Reading

BlackBerry ban in the UAE?

When it came it was not unexpected, but it was still met with shock. “BlackBerry services in the UAE will be suspended from October”, the statement from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) read, signalling the possible end of a love-affair with the devices for 500,000 of the Gulf state’s 8.2m residents. They are a favourite… Continue Reading