The Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, said Heikal "established a distinctive journalistic school that combined political analysis with a magnificent writing style." Heikal's critics, however, accused him of being an apologist for Nasser's authoritarian style and restrictions on individual freedoms, as well as for Egypt's humiliating defeat in the 1967 war with Israel.
Nasser's leftist ideology, which centred around what he called "Arab-socialism", commands little influence in present-day Egyptian politics, but Heikal remained relevant long after Nasser died, respected for his wide network of international contacts and extraordinary analytical skills.The diplomat Mustafa el-Fiqi described Heikal as "the nation's authentic memory".Scroll down for more The 30-year-old prince is the son of a former ruler of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and has an estimated £8 billion fortune.His family largely created, and still rules, the state of Dubai and is renowned in the world of horse racing, owning the Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket and the international Godolphin Stable of thoroughbreds.Because of the nature of my work in the tourism sector, I am used to hearing that this or that country has issued a travel warning to its citizens who plan on traveling to Egypt, especially in the aftermath of an attack.
Naturally, most warnings address safety and security issues, and some warnings dedicate a section or two to hygiene and harassment.During his years as editor-in-chief of Cairo's Al-Ahram daily, Heikal tempered Egyptians' distrust of the country's tightly controlled state media under Nasser with his insider's take on the country and the region in his eagerly awaited Friday column entitled "Frankly".The column, closely followed across the Arab world, became known for what Heikal called "literary journalism" a writing style emulated to this day by some of his protégés.Why do some actively stay away from any sort of relationship with one of them?"I would rather stay single then marry a man from Egypt" is a pretty common thing to hear from young Egyptian women. Not being familiar with and misjudging one another?The Maktoums are also key players in motor racing, creating the A1 Grand Prix, billed as the world cup of motor sport.