Atlantic Council Energy Forum – Abu Dhabi

The premier international gathering of government, industry, and thought leaders to set the global energy agenda for the year and anticipate and respond to the dramatic changes in the world of energy. Convened in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of the United Arab Emirates, ADNOC, and Mubadala.

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Middle East tensions soar after critical phone call

The last bilateral contact between the Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman last Friday is the best example. After some recent indications of a detente between the two Arab leaders, a crucial phone-call on Friday destroyed hopes of improving relations between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The two rival nations could be headed towards a real showdown.

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Saudi Arabia enters “FUN LAND”

After being known for decades as one of the most strictest countries in the world with regards to entertainment, music, movies or entertainment parks, the Kingdom has embarked on a totally new road. In the coming years, Saudi Arabia is pumping $2.7 billion into new entertainment projects. As part of the Saudi Vision 2030, the government wants its people to have more fun, while staying in the country. To support the latter, Saudi’s sovereign wealth fund Public Investment Fund (PIF) will set up a company to invest in the sector and do deals with strategic partners. As one of its main and first investments it will include an entertainment complex set to launch by 2019.

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