This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah UAE, one of the United Arab Emirates. Located on the east side of the Arabian Gulf, Ras al-Khaimah—which means “top of the tent” in Arabic—constitutes just three percent of the total UAE, but is well worth a visit. Arnie Weissmann, Editor-In-Chief of Travel Weekly, joins Peter with a state-of-the-art report on the consumer electronics industry and the latest travel gadgets. Nicholla Henderson Hall, a UK expat, weighs in with a firsthand report on life in RAK, overall safety, and what it’s like traveling as a woman in and throughout the Emirates. Ella Morton, Associate Editor of Atlas Obscura, talks about some out of the way, surprising, and absurd discoveries she made throughout the world in researching her book. Are you worried about airline on-time performance? You should, especially if you’re concerned about how the statistics are gathered and measurements are used by government regulatory agencies. Dan Reed talks about his Forbes.com piece on a serious loophole in on-time performance reporting. Ahmed Hilal, Resident Archeologist at the Department of the Antiquities and Museums Government of Ras al-Khaimah, discusses the continuing excavation and restoration projects in RAK and the preservation of the heritage of the UAE. There’s all of this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Waldorf Astoria in Ras al-Khaimah, one of the United Arab Emirates.
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