One of the UAE’s pioneers in radio broadcasting and business journalism, ‘Business Breakfast’ presenter Malcolm Taylor sadly passed away on Wednesday 4th December.
Malcolm Taylor passes away
On Wednesday morning, the Arabian Radio Network (ARN) announced the sad news that Malcolm Taylor had passed away. Many of his colleagues, friends and family shared heartfelt tributes and condolences for the journalist. He died aged 66 with the cause reported to be a heart attack, according to a statement from ARN.
One of Dubai’s renowned journalists
If there was one person you could really term an ‘insider’ about Dubai, was Malcolm. The award-winning journalist moved to the Middle East in the late ‘60s and held several senior management positions until joining the Arabian Radio Network and becoming the voice of the ‘Business Breakfast’ show on Dubai Eye. He was respected by his listeners and beloved by his colleagues.
He even bagged the ‘Middle East Breakfast Show of the Year’ accolade at the international RadioCast awards and won the ‘Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism’ at The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales’ Middle East.
“I have spent most of my years in the Gulf
and now live in Dubai which is the best home anyone could hope for, with a high
personal security, plenty to do, great weather, and a wonderfully welcoming local
population. It is a pleasure to be here.”
Malcolm Taylor reflects on his life in Dubai
Followers, colleagues and friends of Malcolm took to Facebook to share their condolences, saying the morning show “Will not be the same without him,” “Will miss his voice in the morning” and “Mornings will be so empty without him. Fellow presenter, Catboy shared a touching Tweet.
Every working day of my life in Dubai I have spent at least half an hour sat with this wonderful bloke. Moaning, laughing and winding each other up..
Today I found out out that he’s gone and I am devastated. Sorry about your plans, Malcolm. They sounded truly wonderful x pic.twitter.com/R3W8TomcU2