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Dubai's Emirates NBD Q3 net profit doubles to $424.7m

Dubai's Emirates NBD Q3 net profit doubles to $424.7m

Growth as a result of a resurgence in the Dubai economy, which has been boosted by a strengthening property market and a scaling down of debt troubles

Suspects to stand trial over Abu Dhabi schoolgirl death

Suspects to stand trial over Abu Dhabi schoolgirl death

School management, bus driver and transport company boss among accused, says Attorney General

UK's Premier Inn to almost double Gulf hotel rooms by 2017

UK's Premier Inn to almost double Gulf hotel rooms by 2017

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Why Buffett wouldn't have invested in Twitter

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World’s fastest ambulance unveiled in Dubai

World’s fastest ambulance unveiled in Dubai

“One second can be the difference between life and death,” says Dubai paramedic

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Launch of luxury steam train holidays from Europe to Tehran

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UAE's Hakkasan set to launch new Las Vegas nightclub

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Abu Dhabi-owned hospitality firm to open Omnia concept at Caesars Palace in spring 2015

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Cover Story 9

Ravi to riches
Dr Ravi Pillai launched his first business at the age of 14, trading in coconuts so he could afford school books. Three decades later, his RP Group brings in revenue of $4bn and employs 80,000 staff, helping make him one of the world’s richest Indians. But in his first personal interview to date, he explains why a happy workforce and a good reputation are far more important than money. He also talks of the launch of his latest venture — RP Global — a real estate company that will build luxury projects in Dubai this year.

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