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Opinion: Expert gets behind Dubai’s push to become capital of Islamic economy

| 09/10/2013 | Reply
Abdalhamid David Evans is playing a significant role in Dubai’s initiative to become the capital of the global Islamic economy. PHOTO: Jeff Topping / The National

Abdalhamid David Evans is playing a significant role in Dubai’s initiative to become the capital of the global Islamic economy. PHOTO: Jeff Topping / The National

By Frank Kane, The National

Abdalhamid David Evans is playing a significant role in Dubai’s initiative to become the capital of the global Islamic economy.

Mr Evans has been fronting a series of presentations involving the news organisation Thomson Reuters, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other stakeholders in the initiative announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Three years from now, Sheikh Mohammed said last weekend, Dubai would be a global hub for Islamic business, in everything ranging from finance to food to fashion. “It would signal the beginning of a power shift away from Malaysia towards Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed’s initiative has changed the terms of the conversation,” said Mr Evans.

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