Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hassan Fattah's independent newspaper covers the grandson of the ruler of Ra's Al-Khaymah: "But the grandson of the 97-year-old ruler, Sheikh Saqr Al Qassimi, is not immune from the distractions of modern life. A loud beep from his mobile phone announces an incoming text message.Sheikh Abdullah gazes at the screen and smiles. “It is from a special friend.” Suddenly the interview is derailed into a frank discussion about love, marriage and dreams. “A sheikh can only marry a sheikha,” he explains. “Those who marry outside royalty have a hard time within their families and community.”" Remember: no strings attached.