Adult event
Sir Simon Mayall: Soldier in the Sand

Sir Simon Mayall: Soldier in the Sand

Authors: Simon Mayall

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 14:30-15:30

Venue: Al Riwaq I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

Language: English

Session No: 222 

Lieutenant General Sir Simon Vincent Mayall had a long and distinguished career in the Middle East as a British Army officer who served with the Sultan of Oman’s forces, took part in the liberation of Kuwait, and helped to establish the Royal Navy base in Bahrain. He is also a historian with deep knowledge of the region. In his book Soldier in the Sand: A Personal History of the Modern Middle East, Sir Mayall draws on his experiences to help the interested layperson understand the complexities of the region’s history and how it has shaped the modern Arab states.

Sir Mayall is an authoritative and much in-demand speaker – this is an invaluable chance to learn more about the region.

This session is moderated by Mustafa Alrawi

As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.
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