Cultural Diplomacy

An innovative emirate in touch with its heritage

I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a special report on Sharjah published by The Times of London in March 2018. The report features businesses, education [...]

April 11, 2018

رواد الأعمال الدبلوماسيون الجدد في الاقتصاد العالمي

هندسة ألمانية، تصميم سويدي، ابتكار أمريكي، أناقة إيطالية، «قلاقل عربية»، «تطرف إسلامي»، حرب في الشرق الأوسط، للمضامين أهميتها. تواجه منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا، سواء بحق [...]

October 26, 2016

Time for UAE to unleash entrepreneurial diplomacy

Any facet of business excellence can fashion change in entrenched mindsets German engineering. Swedish design. American innovation. Italian style. Arab unrest. Islamic extremism. War in the [...]

October 9, 2016

Cross-cultural Rules to Help Companies Flourish

Situated at the crossroads of East and West, the UAE is one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse trading centres. With expatriates from more than 200 countries calling the UAE home, Emirati nationals have significant experience interacting with diverse nationalities and cultures. [...]

February 8, 2015

Common Mistakes When Doing Business in the UAE

Op-ed by Badr Jafar, for the Cambridge Judge Business School for the launch of its Middle East Leadership Research Centre As Chair of the Cambridge Judge [...]

May 12, 2014

From Middle East, a bridge to America

We had a lyricist from Lebanon and an arranger from Iraq. We had a melody composed by Quincy Jones. A Libyan, Egyptian, Palestinian, Syrian, Saudi and [...]

April 4, 2014

A Year for Gulf Brands to go Global

One of the most repeated catchphrases of 2013 was “Dubai is back”, reflecting a wide agreement about Dubai’s re-emergence as a centre of commerce and tourism, [...]

January 3, 2014