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The Six Degrees of Colin Firth

Oscar winner for Best Actor, Colin Firth is the man of the moment. But how can Kipp connect him to a UAE rally champ through a deluded dictator?

February 28, 2011 3:31 by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed, who came to power in 2006, succeeding his elder brother, was educated mainly in Dubai, but he also studied in England at Bell School of Languages in Cambridge. A major figure on the international horseracing scene, he is also noted for his vast charitable donations. Dubai’s leader is widely credited with being the driving force behind the emirate’s rapid growth and development, and has been personally behind major projects such as the world famous Burj Al Arab hotel. As head of state Sheikh Mohammed has met fellow heads of states including currently infamous Libyan leader…

 

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