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A new era opens up for Emirate Ras Al Khaimah after its leader's death.
A new era opens up for Emirate Ras Al Khaimah after its leader's death.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • After 62 years under the rule of Sheikh Saqr al Qasimi, Ras Al Khaimah prepares for new leadership
  • Mideast airlines like Emirates and Qatar Airways have seen rapid expansion
  • Gulf Air CEO responds to European accusations of unfair advantage over the market

In Focus: A new era for Ras Al Khaimah

The official mourning period for Ras Al Khaimah's ruler Sheikh Saqr al Qasimi ended this week. During his 62-year reign, the Emirate's economy had diversified into cement, pharmaceuticals and tourism.

Now as a new ruler takes over, MME examines the way forward for Ras Al Khaimah.

Facetime: Samer Majali, CEO, Gulf Air

The rapid expansion of the region's airlines such as Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways has unnerved many of the legacy European carriers and fueled accusations of protectionism.

This week, MME sits down with the CEO of one of the region's oldest airlines Gulf Air. In a frank discussion, Samer Majali responds to European accusations of an unfair advantage, the growing competition within the region and his airlines path forward.

Watch the show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Friday: 0815, 1445
Saturday: 0615
Sunday: 0715, 1645, 0045