Bill Gates to come to the UAE

Microsoft chairman to deliver keynote speech at software giant's next Government Leaders Forum Arabia.

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By  Michele Howe Published  September 17, 2007

Microsoft chairman and co-founder Bill Gates is set to make his first visit to the UAE in January, to participate in Microsoft's Government Leaders Forum Arabia 2008.

The agenda has not yet been finalised, but Gates is to be a keynote speaker at the event, which will take place in Abu Dhabi, a regional representative for the software giant confirmed to

This will be Gates's first visit to the UAE, although not to the Middle East. Gates, one of the world's most powerful men in IT, visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in November last year.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made the keynote speech at the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum Arabia 2005, which took place in Dubai.

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