For Dubai’s Khaleej Times city editor Mustafa al-Zarooni, being a journalist and politician go hand in hand.
“To be a good politician, you need to be close to the people, and be on top of the issues that are affecting constituents on a daily basis,” Zarooni told Al Arabiya News.
Zarooni meets with one of his constituents at his Majlis, his campaign's headquarters
Zarooni meets with his constituents at his Majlis, his campaign's headquarters, one the eve of early elections
For the UAE, the upcoming vote will mark only the third time its citizens head to the polls. In 2006 only 6,600 people did so, while in 2011 the turnout stood at 28 percent. (AP)
My dual role as editor of a major daily and future public servant will add more platforms on which I can voice people’s everyday concerns and issues.Mustafa Al-Zarooni