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The Six Degrees of… Rafael Nadal

This week Nadal beat Roger Federer in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Abu Dhabi. How can Kipp connect him to a Scientologist through a member of the British Monarchy?

January 4, 2011 4:29 by

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashi Al Maktoum

As the Burj Khalifa celebrates its first anniversary and Dubai stumbles back onto its feet, the headlines these days are also buzzing with references to Sheikh Mohammed, who celebrates the fifth anniversary of his accession this week.

The Sheikh came to power in 2006, succeeding his elder brother (he is the third son of four). Educated mainly in Dubai, 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. Truly a global figure, the Sheikh has a pretty impressive network of people including politicians, fellow royalty, businessmen and even Hollywood stars (most recently…)


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