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UAE - The Maktoum Sister.

The Maktoum brothers have one sister who in the 1960s was married to the then emir of Qatar, Shaikh Ahmad bin Ali al-Thani, who shifted considerable wealth to Dubai and forged a merger of the two emirates' monetary agencies.

Shaikh Ahmad al-Thani was toppled in February 1972 by his cousin Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani. At the time Shaikh Ahmad was in Iran on a hunting trip. He subsequently moved to live in Dubai, where he had built a palace. He died years later. But the conflict between the ruling families of Qatar and Dubai continued for years.

In June 1995, however, Shaikh Khalifa was toppled by his first son Hamad and the new ruler of Qatar began overtures to Dubai. Shaikh Muhammad bin Rashed gave him a signal that Dubai would buy large quantities of Qatari gas. Now Dubai is receiving Qatari gas through a deal with Dolphin Energy (DEL).
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Publication:APS Review Downstream Trends
Date:Jun 4, 2012
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