Emirates‘ exiles in spotlight after Mubarak’s fall

13.02.2011                      09.Adar l, 5771


Emirates' exiles in spotlight after Mubarak's fall

UAE has taken in leaders from Thailand, Pakistan, Chechnya, Uganda, Blackwater's founder; ex-Egyptian president rumored to be next.

United Arab Emirates — For political figures in exile, the United Arab Emirates has been a luxury refuge, a base for plotting attempted comebacks and — for at least one unable to escape assassins — a final stage. There is no shortage of speculation that Egypt's Hosni Mubarak could join the list.
The Dubai-based network Al-Arabiya reported Saturday that the former Egyptian president was making plans to head to the Emirates. A Kuwait daily, Al-Qabas, said Friday that UAE officials have offered Mubarak haven in Al Ain, a desert city near the Omani border….