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Raed Barqawi

Executive editor-in-chief, Al Khaleej

Origin: UAE

Residence: UAE

Sector: Culture and Society

At the helm of Emirati newspaper Al Khaleej, Barqawi has observed and chronicled the meteoric rise of the UAE for over three decades. His ring-side view of these developments encouraged him to author the bestselling book Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dreams Come True. The Arabic edition of the book was launched at the prestigious Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in the presence of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group. The English edition was launched at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair 2022. The book was also well received at the Cairo International Book Fair. 

Since 1985, he has covered hundreds of local, regional and international events and conferences and has interviewed numerous officials and CEOs. He has spoken at several major events and appeared in various television shows. Barqawi has also been a board member of the Arab Journalism Award for over 15 years. He has received numerous awards and accolades during his career.


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