George W Bush - Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum - Misha Glenny -
92,209. This country has gotten its wealth from the ground ... It’s a modern society that's using its wealth not only to educate its people, but to stay on the leading edge of technological change ... I don’t think most Americans understand the UAE. And I don’t think most Americans understand that your education systems are modern and that you’re thinking about the future in constructive ways. George W Bush, Bush Views Renewable Technologies at Masdar Exhibit, 2008
92,210. We in the UAE have no such word as ‘impossible’; it does not exist in our lexicon. Such a word is used by the lazy and the weak, who fear challenges and progress. (United Arab Emirates & Impossible & Dubai) Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum
95,470. The global money-laundering industry was a few hundred miles away in ... the United Arab Emirates ... (United Arab Emirates & Money & Gangs) Misha Glenny, McMafia
95,486. The al-Nahyans of Abu Dhabi. The discovery of huge oil reserves on Abu Dhabi territory proved a godsend to Dubai and the other five emirates that formed the new state of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1973 after the British decided to withdraw all its forces east of Suez. At present extraction, Abu Dhabi’s oil will last for another 200 years. The al-Nahyans’ cash ... is estimated to stand at $500 billion – half a trillion. (Abu Dhabi & Dubai & United Arab Emirates & Oil & Wealth) ibid.
95,487. Abu Dhabi has been generous in its subsidies to the six other emirates of the UAE, which have no comparable oil fields. (Abu Dhabi & United Arab Emirates) ibid.
95,502. The US is not happy with the Emirates because it has attracted a lot of shady companies, but at the same time it is seen as a safe haven for the US in the region. ibid.
95,509. At the very bottom of the pile are the women who are trafficked to the Emirates by force. ibid.
95,510. When foreigners go to work in the UAE, their employers take their passport and keep it. (United Arab Emirates & Work) ibid.