How global high flyers get vaccinated in the UAE

Executives join string of tycoons, politicians and royalty in securing access to the jab

09 March 2021 - 20:34 By Simeon Kerr, Anjli Raval, Arash Massoudi and Chloe Cornish

A string of tycoons, politicians and royalty have descended in recent months on the United Arab Emirates, where friends in high places have helped them secure early access to coronavirus vaccines.

British financier Ben Goldsmith and executives at SoftBank are among those to benefit from swift inoculation against Covid-19 as members of the ruling family and government officials have used the UAE’s plentiful vaccine supplies to help some non-residents get the jabs...

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day or Financial Mail websites? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.