Ibrahim Shukralla

Ibrahim Shukralla is a Dubai-based Emirati journalist. He has interviewed many heads of state and high-profile political and sporting figures. He holds an MA in media, culture and communications from New York University in the US. Twitter: @shukralla

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Biden will see a new Middle East when he visits next month

The UAE and Israel’s economic relationship has developed enormously since the Abraham Accords were signed in 2020. And the two countries last month signed a free trade deal to usher in a new chapter in their relations after a decades-long boycott by the Arab state.

June 15, 2022

Trade keeps roller-coaster UAE-Iran ties on track

Complicated, occasionally black or white, and regularly based on one solid foundation: Business. What could be perceived as “mysterious” UAE-Iran relations are, in fact, a representation of strong politics.

May 29, 2022

UAE’s Sheikh Khalifa was a man of honor and a peaceful leader

The UAE has lost its beloved, widely respected leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan at the age of 73. He leaves behind a progressive, harmonious country that hosts about 200 nationalities and where people of all different religions, backgrounds and beliefs live peacefully.

May 14, 2022

Ukraine and its people matter to the UAE

Ukraine and Ukrainians matter to the UAE, contrary to the unsubstantiated arguments made by some analysts and journalists, which are derived from Western rhetoric about the only way or ways to address the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

April 27, 2022