Popular radio host Malcolm Taylor passes away in Dubai

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Filed on December 4, 2019
Malcolm Taylor, Dubai, The Business Breakfast, Rj

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He suffered a heart attack this morning.

Malcolm Taylor, famous radio presenter, known foremost as the host of The Business Breakfast on Dubai Eye 103.8 radio channel, passed away at the age of 66.

He suffered a heart attack at 4am, according to a report on Dubai Eye website.

In an official statement radio group Arabian Radio Network, parent company of 103.8, wrote: 

"Our beloved ARN friend and colleague Malcolm Taylor sadly passed away."

A long-term Gulf resident, Malcolm loved Dubai and the UAE, particularly its desert. He first arrived in the region in 1967 when his parents were posted to Bahrain. His first trip to Dubai was in 1972, when he and a few friends swam across the creek, with a rowing abra containing their clothes close behind.

Since 2005, Malcolm has been the unmistakable voice of The Business Breakfast, the region's leading business radio show, which he co-hosted with his friends Richard Dean and Brandy Scott on Dubai Eye 103.8.

Brandy Scott revealed to Khaleej Times she was ' devastated.'

"Malcolm and I have been early morning partners for more than a decade," she said. "For many people, including me, he was the voice of radio in Dubai."  

Before joining Dubai Eye in 2004, Malcolm enjoyed a senior management career that saw him work for numerous blue chip companies including Dow Jones, Capital Intelligence and Reuters, holding country and regional management roles in Bahrain, Kuwait, Korea, Cyprus and South Africa.

During his time with the Business Breakfast, the show was awarded 'Middle East Breakfast Show of the Year' at the international RadioCast awards, and won the 'Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism' at The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales' Middle Eastp excellence awards.

"The entire ARN family is holding Malcolm's family and friends in their thoughts at this time," the group's statement concluded. 


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