View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Sunday, September 7, 2008

With Manchester City Purchase Abu Dhabi Kicks Goal Against Dubai

Since Abu Dhabi billionaires purchased the Manchester City Football Club much has been written about oil money to burn and the lavish lifestyles of the new Emirati owners.

Today’s Independent views this spending spree as a ‘Gulf War’ over acquisition and glory by the two richest emirates in the UAE .

Link: Michael Savage and Toby Green, ‘The New Gulf War’, The Independent, 6 September 2008.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: “Abu Dhabi Kicks a Goal Against Dubai.”