Eye on Dubai: Fact and Fantasy
Friday 11 March, 11.30am-12.30pm
Al Ras 3, InterContinental
“I want Dubai to be a place where everybody from all over the world meets each other” – Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Dubai is a city that is much talked-about but often poorly understood – a city that over the last few decades has become a centre of trade and tourism. Our panel of Dubai experts – Emirati, expatriate and observer – talks about the ever-growing mythology of the city and seeks to separate fact from fantasy in realms as diverse as government, business leadership, culture, and more.
Annabel Kantaria is a longtime resident of Dubai, the author of the Telegraph’s Expat blog and frequent commentator on life in Dubai.
Afshin Molavi is a global geo-political and geo-economic analyst, the author of the National Geographic cover story Sudden City and an expert on the risks and opportunities Dubai faces.Language: English with simultaneous Arabic translation
Age Group: Adult