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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

Mohammed bin Sulayem

Following Jackson’s acquittal in a California court on charges of child molestation, he visited Dubai amid speculation that he was keen to buy property there. Sulaymen reportedly told local media that “Michael had a wonderful time and he was surprised and impressed by what he found in Dubai.” Widely regarded as one of the Arab world’s most famous sportsmen, the Middle East Rally Champ is the founder and chairman of the UAE Desert Challenge Cross Country Rally, and a founding member of the Arab Council of Touring and Automobile Clubs. He was also a driving force behind the organization of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. As the FIA vice-president and ATCUAE president Mohammed bin Sulayem he can be seen wishing racers good luck; just like he was seen this January when he was at the Dubai Autodrome wishing Saudi driver…


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