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Walking on air: Naji Skaf
Energy»

Walking on air: Naji Skaf

When Naji Skaf was appointed CEO of gas group Gulf Cryo well in advance of his 40th birthday, he raised several eyebrows. The young executive discusses how he uses his age to his advantage, what it’s like trying to advance within an established family business, and how he’s taking the company to the next level

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Interview: RP Group's Dr Ravi Pillai
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Interview: RP Group's Dr Ravi Pillai

Dr Ravi Pillai launched his first business at the age of 14, trading in coconuts so he could...

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Straight bat: Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke
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Straight bat: Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke gives the inside view on being the Australian cricket captain, including his...

Keeping the faith: HMH's Laurent Voivenel
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Keeping the faith: HMH's Laurent Voivenel

UAE-based Hospitality Management Holdings’ chain of Sharia-compliant hotels is expanding quickly...

Smooth operator: Etisalat CEO Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar
Technology»

Smooth operator: Etisalat CEO Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar

Ten years since going into its first overseas market, Etisalat is now one of the world’s largest...

Interview: Deyaar CEO Saeed Al Qatami
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Interview: Deyaar CEO Saeed Al Qatami

Forget the largest, the tallest or the biggest, Dubai developer Deyaar is emerging on the hospitality...

The empire strikes back
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The empire strikes back

Set up in 1600, The East India Company at its peak employed a third of the British labour force...

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RAK and roll: Rino Sabatino
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RAK and roll: Rino Sabatino

After a quiet couple of years, the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) is back on the...

Fast and Furious: Jassim Alseddiqi
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Fast and Furious: Jassim Alseddiqi

In just four short years, Abu Dhabi Financial Group has revolutionised the approach to alternative...

Tunisia: Access all areas
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Tunisia: Access all areas

Tunisia has some of the most varied and attractive sights of any country in the Middle East...

Trading places: Dubai Chamber chief Hamad Buamim
Politics & Economics»

Trading places: Dubai Chamber chief Hamad Buamim

Dubai Chamber president and chief executive Hamad Buamim, who represents the interests of the...

Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber
Transport»

Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber

Jim Barber has spent 29 years with UPS. Climbing the ladder, from delivery man right up to...

Promising the World: Josef Kleindienst
Property»

Promising the World: Josef Kleindienst

The Heart of Europe is destined to become the first permanent development at the all-but-abandoned...

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Let me entertain you: Pragma's Joe Tabet
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Let me entertain you: Pragma's Joe Tabet

Pragma Group’s deal with Italian designer Roberto Cavalli to operate branded cafes, clubs and...

Interview: Willie Walsh
Transport»

Interview: Willie Walsh

Willie Walsh has always been one of the most outspoken chief executives in the aviation industry...

Interview: General Electric's Nabil Habayeb
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Interview: General Electric's Nabil Habayeb

General Electric’s man in the region, Nabil Habayeb, discusses the giant US manufacturer’s...


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