“The society is stressing the wrong problems,” said Al Maraj, as he urged technoprenuers, finance professionals and the business community to make their voices heard.
The research was carried out last November, and was aimed at learning more about the attitudes of expats living in the UAE with respect to their savings and investments, personal goals and lifestyles.
The crisis revolves around allegations by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt that Qatar supports terrorism, a charge which Doha denies.
Opinion: Year-end corporate results paint a mixed picture for the real estate, retail and leisure sectors in the country, writes Suresh Vaidhyanathan, senior CFO and certified board director, Platinum Corporation
On the two-day gathering, Al-Afasi said it delves into charitable endowment under Islamic law, which typically involves donating a plot of land or other assets for philanthropic purposes.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last year, and imposed an economic boycott, protesting against its relationship with Iran.
The four largest UAE banks, accounting for around 62 per cent of UAE banking sector assets as of December 2017, delivered a solid rise in net profits in the final quarter of 2017, said Nitish Bhojnagarwala, vice president at Moody's.