This just came across the news agencies in the UAE. Blackberry being shut down in the UAE by Oct http://bit.ly/9H9izu Wonder if both sides will work this out? Over 500,00 users exist in the UAE. This is a high stakes poker game being played by Blackberry & TRA the regulatory authority. Will keep you posted as story unfolds.
I just got back to Abu Dhabi a few days ago and read this story in The National’s M Magazine by Jemma Nicholls on The love affair between the big spenders of the UAE and top designer labels. I believe it gives you a good feel on the buying habits of UAE Nationals and top of the tier brands. Go to http://bit.ly/ccXucB to read story.