Dubai

A tale of two cities

Summary: while Dubai boasts of luring away the UK’s super wealthy, Riyadh has a housing shortage as Mohammed bin Salman pursues his giga-projects whilst paying little attention to the bread and butter issues the kingdom faces.

The Gulf subsidy mirage

Summary: the Gulf monarchies claim to be well on the road to diversifying their economies and ending the economic addiction to hydrocarbons. David Roberts, author of a new book on the Gulf, questions those claims. 

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