I have lived and worked in the Middle East, especially in Saudi Arabia, over the past 25 years and never regretted a minute of it. Some of my friends have been there for more than 30 years.

The Middle East has always been a gold pot for professionals, but if people indulge in excesses like some have in Dubai, a day will come when they face the music. I think we are going through a period in which the wheat is being separated from the chaff. Sunny days are not far away …

Hal-Luke Savas