Americans in UAE closely watch 'critically important' election

ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP

It is election day in the United States and Americans living in the UAE are closely following the developments back home.

They are calling it one of the biggest US elections in modern day history and are expecting a close finish. 

The Republican incumbent Donald Trump is up against his rival, the Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

These US expats shared their thoughts with ARN News.

Dubai resident Courtney Brandt is from the US state of Georgia and this is her third election as an overseas elector.

She explains that American voting procedures differ depending on which state you are from.

Speaking on Dubai Eye's Business Breakfast show, Adam Ramey, Associate Professor of Political Science at the New York University Abu Dhabi, said the election result should benefit the UAE either way.

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Business Breakfast

    6:00am - 10:00am

    The Business Breakfast is the day’s must listen for the UAE’s business leaders, and those who aspire to be.

  • The Agenda

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Broadcasting every weekday, Georgia Tolley goes beyond the headlines to speak to government ministers, decision makers, analysts and local experts to find out how the news will impact those of us living in the UAE.

BUSINESS BREAKFAST LATEST

On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.