Thanks for your question Jan Chipchase! If I had more time there, I’d love to delve a bit deeper into the Emirati culture around banking, particularly attitudes to Islamic banking. I touched on it a little, and it’s fascinating how varied Emirati’s views are towards it. There seems to less trust associated with the newer, less traditional Islamic banks, and a concern that operations are not 100% Sharia compliant… I’d love to learn more about this.
P.S. This is my first ever Medium post- would love it if you shared it! :)