Dubai Eye’s ‘Business Breakfast’ host Malcolm Taylor passes away

The long-term resident of the Middle East first visited Dubai in 1972



Malcolm Taylor, the radio host of Dubai Eye’s ‘Business Breakfast’ show passed away in Dubai on Wednesday, according to a statement by Arabian Radio Network (ARN).

He died of a heart attack at approximately 4am on Wednesday.

Taylor co-hosted the Business Breakfast show alongside Richard Dean and Brandy Scott on Dubai Eye 103.8 since 2005.

 

Tributes have poured in from friends and colleagues across the region.

His co-host Richard Dean recalled stories of the legendary radio presenter travelling extensively across the Middle East which he first visited in 1967. “He was a naturally talented broadcaster. He could effortlessly do what most of us spent years trying to perfect.

“We’ve known each other for 15 years and we both shared a love for 17th-century history. It will be strange not covering big upcoming stories like the Aramco IPO alongside him.”

Taylor first visited Dubai in 1972. According to a statement issued by ARN, Taylor had this to say about his life in the Middle East: “I have spent most of my years in the Gulf and now live in Dubai which is the best home anyone could hope for, with a high personal security, plenty to do, great weather, and a wonderfully welcoming local population. It is a pleasure to be here.”