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Sweet dreams: chocolate boutique owner Isabelle Jaouen
Gourmet»

Sweet dreams: chocolate boutique owner Isabelle Jaouen

The founder of Forrey & Galland explains why there’s no business like the chocolate business...

Five Minutes with… Bahrain's first female bodybuilder
Wellness»

Five Minutes with… Bahrain's first female bodybuilder

Haifa Almusawi on her end goal, why body building is a lifestyle, and how it taught her to...

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair: The UAE's top banker on the road ahead for the sector
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Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair: The UAE's top banker on the road ahead for the sector

In an exclusive interview, the chairman of the UAE Banks Federation and CEO of Mashreq Bank...

“I really believe this will turn out to be the most extraordinary project ever developed in the Middle East,” says the man behind Abu Dhabi’s newest and most exclusive mall complex
Property»

“I really believe this will turn out to be the most extraordinary project ever developed in the Middle East,” says the man behind Abu Dhabi’s newest and most exclusive mall complex

Ken Himmel, explains why Al Maryah Central can attract 20 million visitors a year by the time...

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Five minutes with… English golfer Justin Rose
Sport»

Five minutes with… English golfer Justin Rose

Rose singled out the 8th hole at Emirates Golf Club as one of his favourite nine holes around...

Khadija Meziane El Otmani: Cracking short-term rental market
StartUp»

Khadija Meziane El Otmani: Cracking short-term rental market

Khadija Meziane El Otmani, co-founder of Driven Holiday Homes, a licenced short-term rental...

Salim Akil: The database giant's bid to attract 400k SMEs
StartUp»

Salim Akil: The database giant's bid to attract 400k SMEs

At the recent Arabnet Dubai Digital Summit, Salim Akil, founder and CEO of Search in MENA,...

Fur play: Fendi chief on animal rights protesters, Dubai real estate deals and expanding the fashion brand across the MidEast
Style»

Fur play: Fendi chief on animal rights protesters, Dubai real estate deals and expanding the fashion brand across the MidEast

Italian fashion house Fendi is 90 years old this year. It is raising its profile in the Middle...

Xanyar Kamangar: Why the former Deutsche Bank exec's Iran gamble is about to pay off
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Xanyar Kamangar: Why the former Deutsche Bank exec's Iran gamble is about to pay off

The banking executive made the bet of his life by giving up a well-paid job in London to set...

Q&A with the co-founder of Fit Republik
Wellness»

Q&A with the co-founder of Fit Republik

Lubna Hamdan talks to Ali El Amine, co-founder of the latest addition to Dubai’s fitness scene...

The detail of retail: Ishwar Chugani
Retail»

The detail of retail: Ishwar Chugani

The Middle East head of Asian clothing giant Giordano, Ishwar Chugani, explains why his stores...

Get smart: Dr Manahel Thabet
Culture & Society»

Get smart: Dr Manahel Thabet

With an IQ placing her in the top 0.1 percent of the world, Dr Manahel Thabet is arguably the...

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Connecting for growth: peer-to-peer finance
StartUp»

Connecting for growth: peer-to-peer finance

How the likes of Ravi Bhusari, managing director and co-founder of DUPLAYS, has benefitted...

Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO
Technology»

Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO

Less than a year into his role as head of the Japanese giant, Hiroki Totoki explains how he...

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Expanding the empire: Mövenpick's Jean Gabriel Peres
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Expanding the empire: Mövenpick's Jean Gabriel Peres

With more than 10 hotels planned across the GCC in the next five years, Mövenpick Hotels and...

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