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"He was my hero," Ayman Hariri on his late father

In a rare interview, Ayman Hariri reveals the raw grief he still experiences 12 years after the assassination of his father, former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, and the lessons he learnt that have inspired him to take on formidable social media giants.

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Uncensored: Billionaire businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor

Uncensored: Billionaire businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor

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Doctor's orders: Dr Anas Kozbari

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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

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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.

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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...

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Mall beginnings: Kareem Shamma

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