In 1964 Judge Al Bitar moved to Dubai where he became the legal advisor to the ruler of the emirate and eventually Chief Justice of the emirate.
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His son, Omar Al Bitar, currently serves as the country’s ambassador to China.
Nasib Al Bitar, Judge Bitar’s elder son, was a long time member of the management team of Dubai TV but would best be known to people in the UAE as the founder of Channel 33 which was launched in 1979.
Channel 33 was also a pioneer in purchasing the rights of the latest US television programs such as One of the most notable media personalities who were naturalised is Jerusalem born Ghassan Tahboub, who worked as editor of a number of UAE newspapers including the Sharjah based Al Khaleej and became an advisor in the office of the UAE Prime Minister.
Palestine born Dawud Al Siksek came to Abu Dhabi in 1964 to work in the Diwan of then Ruler Sheikh Shakhbout.