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Arabtec: Cementing a new future

Arabtec: Cementing a new future

Dubai’s largest listed contractor has recorded losses for six consecutive quarters. But Raja Hani Ghanma, CEO of its construction subsidiary, explains how the company is gradually building back up to profit

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Yas Island: A global destination for tourists

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Uncensored: Billionaire businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor

Uncensored: Billionaire businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor

A straight shooter, billionaire businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor has become as well known for his uncensored views as he has for his eponymous developments. In this exclusive interview, the Emirati elder delves into US interference in the Arab world, calls...

Doctor's orders: Dr Anas Kozbari

Doctor's orders: Dr Anas Kozbari

Not satisfied with delivering his most recent Dubai project on time, the boss of Invest Group Overseas, Dr Anas Kozbari, has his eyes set on more developments, both at home and abroad.

Building into the unknown: What is the business model behind Jeddah's plans for the world's tallest tower?

Building into the unknown: What is the business model behind Jeddah's plans for the world's tallest tower?

New York’s Empire State Building, London’s Shard and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa all had specific reasons to build their record-breaking towers, but faced difficult times making them a financial success. As Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower rises out of the ground, Mounib...

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Cayan’s latest twist

Cayan’s latest twist

Saudi developer Cayan Group has unveiled three new projects in Dubai and Riyadh worth $844m, and chairman Ahmed Alhatti is also keen to replicate its most famous landmark: the twisting tower in Dubai Marina.

Building a billion dollar conglomerate: Shaji Ul Mulk

Building a billion dollar conglomerate: Shaji Ul Mulk

After arriving in Dubai three decades ago, Shaji Ul Mulk was determined to make it on his own. Now chairman of one of the UAE’s biggest manufacturing empires, he shares his challenging road to success, his dreams for the healthcare industry, his IPO plans...

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Interview: RP Group's Dr Ravi Pillai

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 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...

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The woman aiming to help 75% of Emiratis own their own home by 2021

The woman aiming to help 75% of Emiratis own their own home by 2021

Zahra Al Aboodi, UAE Ministry of Public Works undersecretary on developing the country's long-term social housing policy

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Interview: Aldar chairman Abubaker Seddiq Al Khoori

Interview: Aldar chairman Abubaker Seddiq Al Khoori

Just 12 months after the UAE’s biggest ever merger, Aldar is back in the profits, back launching projects and has managed to clean up its balance sheet. Chairman Abubaker Seddiq Al Khoori tells Arabian Business how the Abu Dhabi developer completed one...

Rags to riches: Moafaq Al Gaddah

Rags to riches: Moafaq Al Gaddah

The owner and chairman of the MAG Group, Moafaq Al Gaddah, talks about his tough rise to the top, and why the Dubai property story still has a long way to run

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Mall beginnings: Kareem Shamma

Mall beginnings: Kareem Shamma

By far the largest shopping centre currently under development in Qatar, Doha Festival City is likely to become the country’s first true ‘destination mall’. Kareem Shamma, chief executive of the centre, says the retail market is hotting up nicely

Big in Bahrain

Big in Bahrain

Mannil Thomas Mathews, director and CEO of Almoayyed Contracting Group, explains how his company’s MEP division has become a major player in the Bahraini market and why other GCC markets are now in its sights


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