Taxes will not derail the UAE dream

This article originally appeared in Gulf News on 5th March 2016

A recent article penned by the thoughtful and outspoken Emirati commentator Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi — titled “The Gulf’s New Social Contract” — is illustrative of the economic changes underway in our region. It mentions what scholars like to refer to as a century-old unwritten agreement they claim exists between Gulf governments and their people — specifically no taxation.

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