Akram Belkaid

Belkaid Akram

Algerian journalist and author

Biographie de Belkaid Akram

Algerian journalist and author, born in 1964 in Algiers, based in Paris, contributor to Le Monde Diplomatique and the economics magazine Afrique Méditerranée Business (AMB). His publica- tions include Retours en Algérie (Carnets Nord, Paris, 2013) and Être Arabe aujourd’hui (Carnets Nord, 2011).

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DUBAI, AN OBJECT OF FASCINATION IN THE ARAB WORLD

n°54 First Quarter 2015

The scene takes place in one of the luxurious palaces situated on the outskirts of the City State of Dubai, one of the seven members of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a vast majliss, a big reception room with Persian carpets with a thick wool pile, the Emir Mohammed ben Rachid Al Maktoum is hosting some hundred journalists from around the world to celebrate the country’s  national Independence Day. Amid bokhours (incense) vapour, the ruler of Dubai, who is also Deputy President...