A reader based in Dubai sent me the image file above today with the following message:
Someone had affixed this poster on my car yesterday morning - all the other nearly 100 cars in the area too had the same poster. Very interesting, esp. with all this talk about Sheikh Zayed....
This same reader e-mailed me a few days earlier to fill me in about "all this talk about Sheikh Zayed". He says:
Anyway, I'm based in Dubai and there have been some wild rumors/reporst spreading in Dubai over the lst two days that Sheikh Zayed is in a coma and been pronounced "clinically dead" - have you heard anything like that? It's be interesting if any of your readers had heard the same thing.
There were a lot of questions raised as to the succession of the Sheikh and the relationship with Dubai the last time he was ill. If this news is true, then I wonder why all the secrecy because it just gives credence to the rumors about the internal struggles within the ruling family.
I was always under the impression that everything in the UAE was hunky dory because of its healthy economy. But, obviously I don't know enough about the political workings in the UAE. I thought I'd share this with everyone so that if any of you have any details (or more rumours) about what's going on, then maybe you could fill us in.
These are interesting times in the Gulf, indeed.