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Radio Guest List—The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates—February 4, 2017

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IMG_1359This Saturday, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), United Arab Emirates (UAE). The hotel is located in the center of Al Hamra Village and was inspired by the palaces of the Arabian Peninsula. Joining the show this week are Nicholla Henderson Hall, Founder and Host of the Learning Curve Podcast, who discusses life in the UAE as an expat. She talks about travel safety and the ample opportunities now available for women in the Middle East. Dan Reed, a Communications, Media, and Strategic Consultant, betrays a government secret—the Air Travel Consumer Report is dishonest about how well the American people are being served by U.S. airlines—and they have been since 1988. Dr. Saif Mohammed Al Qays, Executive Director of Environment Protection and Development Authority, shares some of his research on marine environment conservation and protection. There’s all of this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

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Arnie Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief at Travel Weekly, chats about his recent experience at the Consumer Electronics Show, lauding some technological travel advances and mourning the lack of others.

Nicholla Henderson Hall, Founder and Host of the Learning Curve Podcast and UK expat, dispels misconceptions about the UAE—specifically discussing the abundant opportunities that exist for women—and talks about the general safety of the country.

Simon Calder, Editor for The Independent, discusses the controversial decision of three Scottish airports to end security searches, as well as the British Airways strike.

Ella Morton, Associate Editor at AtlasObscura.com and Co-Author of the Atlas Obscura book, talks about her Australian roots, her website, and the alternative perspective it can offer travelers when visiting new locales.

Dan Reed, Communications, Media, and Strategic Consultant, betrays a government secret—the Air Travel Consumer Report is dishonest about how well the American people are being served by U.S. airlines, and they have been since 1988.

Dr. Nageeb Al Shamsi, General of the Economic Department in Ras Al Khaimah and Director of the Department of Trade, uses his economic expertise to provide an interesting perspective on life in the UAE.

Ahmed Hilal, Resident Archaeologist at the Department of the Antiquities and Museums for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah, discusses excavation and restoration projects and how new research methodologies are being developed to better preserve the heritage of the UAE.

Hugo Martin, Business Writer for the Los Angeles Times, examines Delta’s diversity training in response to a rash of recent onboard incidents and the lagging WiFi speeds at Los Angeles International Airport.

Dr. Saif Mohammed Al Qays, Executive Director of Environment Protection and Development Authority, shares some of his research on marine environment conservation and protection.

Mohammed Al Tair, Chief Operating Officer of Ras Al Khaimah Properties Public Joint Stock Company, talks about the role of RAK Properties in shaping the lifestyle of residents of the United Arab Emirates via community developments, strategically placed retail shops, health spas, and hotels.

Chef Yukitaka Kitade, Chef of Umi at the Waldorf Astoria RAK, helms the kitchen of one of the most stylish restaurants in the UAE, but refuses the culinary trend of “fusion,” remaining a Japanese purist through and through.

By Mara Marski for PeterGreenberg.com

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