Cabinet Ministers in the United Arab Emirates have been issued iPads as part of an e-briefcase initiative to streamline cabinet communications and operations. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, prime minister of the UAE, tweeted this photograph of three ministers using iPads at a cabinet meeting.
We also launched the “Minister e-briefcase” for cabinet members. We want to automate all cabinet processes and operations. The goal is to achieve speed and flexibility in decision making. Ministers were given iPad devices. I received one too.
The iPads should allow ministers to maintain better communication with their federal ministries, and reduce the amount of paper they must carry.
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It's a title, like Mr. or Dr... Any royal is His Highness and the highest person (usually the King) is His Majesty.
There's an APP for that!
I can bet they'll upgrade to iPad 3 next week, and leave the iPad 2 to the teaboys.
This is astonishing on so many levels
Right, right... Join date 2003 and still looking for status, as opposed to a join date of 2 months ago and being self-appointed post police.
Didn't realize "subpoena" was suddenly trendy with the kids-- is it some sort of sexual euphemism?
I was merely lamenting the fact that my executive branch can't use email because Congress can demand transcripts on a whim.
It's easy to get oil to contribute less than 10% to your GDP when you HAVE NONE. Abu Dhabi had to bail them in 09 out since they're the most oil rich emirate, while Dubai has relatively little. They primarily rely on business and tourism, which in this economic climate will have them looking for another bailout very soon.
If you're going to go as far as to call people rednecks or idiots at least do it with proper grammar. I'm guessing you're emirati since they're the only ones who love Dubai this much. Otherwise if you had actually been there, like me, you'd know how it really is there. They build the largest malls and buildings in the world while the economy struggles and they have no infrastructure. What has Dubai done better than any other oil country? Nothing. They don't have any good schools, they're struggling to invite businesses in and are living off solely the tourism industry. The huge buildings they built are mostly unoccupied and construction has stopped on most new ones.
Here's an example. While in Qatar in 2010, my cousin and I decided to fly to Dubai for the weekend. We got a 4.5 star suite at a great hotel for only 90 bucks for TWO NIGHTS. A 45 minute taxi ride costs only 12 bucks to and from the airport. The economy here is struggling while the terrible leaders keep building up their buildings, and thus, their egos.
cause political parties are doing so much good here.
80 degrees and sunny is bad weather? Short and t shirts are the norm. Don't know where you get your terrible information.