The plot thickens (at least from my perspective).
I was rereading a press release from late 2007 about the launch of the UAE bureau, and in it, they announced this guy, Wilf Dinnick as the new anchor. He's been with CNN since that time, but, I've never seen him before. I ran a forum search for his name, and it looks like he's filed a few reports for ITME, but that's all I can find.
I Googled him, and up came his linkedin profile, but on there, it says that he joined CNN in 2007 (when the UAE bureau was announced) and left in 2009.
This is pure speculation, but maybe they booted him when they got Stan back...?
It's anyone's guess who turns up in Abu Dhabi in November (or if the bureau launches at all).
Ya I had seen him do a few a reports for main news bulletins. I think he may have been in Baghdad briefly but definitely somewhere in the Middle East.