If you’ve been waiting with bated breath to hear if Hessa Hilal aka Remeya won the Million’s Poetry contest in UAE, I’m afraid that it seems the final round has been postponed due to the untimely death of Ahmed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, half-brother to the ruler of the UAE.
I have not been able to find out yet when it has been rescheduled for, but apparently the rounds usually take place on Wednesdays.
Interestingly, the sheikh, the boss of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, was found dead in Morocco the other day. 40 years old. Yikes. Or 41. Either way, young.
Sheik Ahmed was ranked No. 27 on Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people last year.
Sheik Ahmed’s fund, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, is believed to have assets of between $500 billion and $700 billion, ranging from Citigroup bonds to a stake in Gatwick Airport in London.