Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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PM Surprises Employees at Work, but They're Not There

9 senior officials in UAE have been forced to retire

(Newser) - Senior government officials in the United Arab Emirates chose a bad day to be late for work on Sunday. Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid paid a surprise visit to Dubai's municipality, land, and economic development departments starting at 7:30am Sunday—a regular working day in the UAE—... More »

Dubai Unveils Plans for World's Largest Mall

It will include 100 hotels, a theme park, and a climate-controlled network of streets

(Newser) - Being home to one of the world's largest malls is apparently not enough for the rulers of the United Arab Emirates, even just five years after Dubai was crippled by a massive debt crisis. The nation’s ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, says his planned Mall of the... More »

Dubai Pardons Woman Facing Jail Over Rape Claim

But Marte Deborah Dalelv has lost job

(Newser) - A Norwegian woman who reported she had been raped only to find herself sentenced to 16 months in a Dubai jail has been pardoned by the emirate's leader, Norwegian officials say. Marte Dalelv had been sentenced for having sex outside marriage and drinking alcohol; following Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid... More »

Iranian Gang Tried to Sell Teen Girls in UK Sex Ring

Offered them to Dubai's ruling sheikh

(Newser) - British police have locked up an Iranian gang that they allege was prostituting teen girls to wealthy Arabs. Police got wind of the gang when it made the mistake of offering its services to Sheikh Mohammad al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, while he was staying in a London hotel. “... More »

Dubai Ruler's Fund Invests in Sony

Stake is likely in the range of $500M to $1B

(Newser) - The fund owned by the ruler of Dubai has bought what it calls "a significant stake" in Sony, Dubai International Capital announced today. DIC hasn't let on to how large the investment is, reports the Financial Times, but said today, "we typically take positions of $500m-$1bn." Any... More »

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