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Mall magician: MAF chief Alain Bejjani
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Mall magician: MAF chief Alain Bejjani

Six months into his tenure as head of Majid Al Futtaim, the Gulf’s biggest shopping mall developer, Alain Bejjani is on track to double the size of the company in just five years

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How Saudi Arabia is building the city of the future
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How Saudi Arabia is building the city of the future

A decade after the world’s most expensive real estate project was announced, King Abdullah...

Fame, fortune and fashion: Rami Al Ali
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Fame, fortune and fashion: Rami Al Ali

Syrian-born designer Rami Al Ali started as an intern in Dubai. Today his brand Rami Al Ali...

Fraud, corruption, leaks or security threats? This is the man Gulf firms call when they really need help
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Fraud, corruption, leaks or security threats? This is the man Gulf firms call when they really need help

Risk Advisory founder Bill Waite set his company up in December 1997. With offices in Washington...

Conquering the world: What next for the man behind Booking.com
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Conquering the world: What next for the man behind Booking.com

Darren Huston’s Priceline Group racked up over $50bn worth of travel bookings last year and...

Interview: HTC goes upwardly mobile
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Interview: HTC goes upwardly mobile

How the Taiwanese tech giant is taking on the competition — and winning

Food for thought: Mezzan CEO Garry Walsh
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Food for thought: Mezzan CEO Garry Walsh

Mezzan Holding’s stellar debut on the Kuwait Stock Exchange earlier this month put the spotlight...

Helal Almarri: The Dubai tourism boss on delivering 20m visitors and building 160,000 new hotel rooms
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Helal Almarri: The Dubai tourism boss on delivering 20m visitors and building 160,000 new hotel rooms

Dubai is on course to attract 20 million visitors a year to the emirate by the year 2020. It...

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The One and only Thomas Lundgren
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The One and only Thomas Lundgren

Swedish retailing tycoon Thomas Lundgren opened his first UAE store 19 years ago, and in the...

Golden opportunity: Dubai businessman Firoz Merchant on why he is spending nearly $1m rescuing thousands of debtors from UAE prisons
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Golden opportunity: Dubai businessman Firoz Merchant on why he is spending nearly $1m rescuing thousands of debtors from UAE prisons

The self-made millionaire and founder of Pure Gold Group arrived in Dubai in the 1980s and...

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Making sense of Marriott: Arne Sorenson
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Making sense of Marriott: Arne Sorenson

After three years at the helm of Marriott International, Arne Sorenson’s results speak for...

A picture perfect accelerator
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A picture perfect accelerator

Tamara Pupic spends a day with Nina Curley, managing director at start-up accelerator Flat6Labs...

Man on a mission: Dany Farha
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Man on a mission: Dany Farha

Dany Farha, co-founder and CEO of Dubai-based venture capital firm, BECO Capital, talks investment...

In the driving seat: Careem
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In the driving seat: Careem

Co-founder Magnus Olsson discusses the origins of the Dubai-based car booking company and how...

Centre of tech-cellence
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Centre of tech-cellence

Director of Technology at DSOA, Hans Henrik Christensen, discusses his hopes for the Dubai...

Bosch: Getting connected in Dubai's smart vision
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Bosch: Getting connected in Dubai's smart vision

Dubai’s ambitions to become a smart city fit well with Bosch’s array of technological innovations...


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