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A creative vision: How Alserkal Avenue became Dubai's cultural district

A creative vision: How Alserkal Avenue became Dubai's cultural district

Emirati entrepreneur, visionary and award-winning patron of the arts, Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, and Vilma Jurkute, director of Alserkal Avenue, give details on how his brainchild – Alserkal Avenue – has evolved into a platform for the region’s growing...

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Introducing the winners of Ro’ya 2015

Introducing the winners of Ro’ya 2015

The second edition of the Ro’Ya programme, an initiative of the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) and MasterCard, has proved a successful strategy for harnessing the power of female entrepreneurial talent

The business guru: Swami Parthasarathy

The business guru: Swami Parthasarathy

Swami Parthasarathy is the first to concede that few understand his way of life. But those who do — including many of the world’s top performers — are the ones who excel, he says. During a visit to Dubai, the Indian guru gives a lecture that is nothing...

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Charting the rise of the Emirati entrepreneur

Charting the rise of the Emirati entrepreneur

Essa Al Zaabi, senior vice-president, institutional support sector, Dubai Chamber and general coordinator of Tejar Dubai, explains how the chamber’s entrepreneurship programme is helping build a nation of business people.

Emirati lawyer Essam Al Tamimi explains why much of the UAE’s legislation, which is nearly half-a-century old, is in need of revision

Emirati lawyer Essam Al Tamimi explains why much of the UAE’s legislation, which is nearly half-a-century old, is in need of revision

The founder of the largest law firm in the Middle East is working to refresh antiquated laws and build up the indigenous legal workforce in the UAE to ensure the country remains a strong centre for domestic and international business

Nurturing future Emirati leaders

Nurturing future Emirati leaders

Omar Al Busaidy and Khalid Al Ameri, co-founders of Global Possibilities, outline how they intend to help develop a unique UAE working culture.

Get smart: Dr Manahel Thabet

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 most intelligent living Arab. But she fears the region is repressing its most scientific and innovative minds, while falling prey to the ‘pollution’ of social...

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Putting Saudi women first: Glowork's Khalid Alkhudair

Putting Saudi women first: Glowork's Khalid Alkhudair

Khalid Alkhudair gave up everything to create what at the time was considered unthinkable – a recruitment company for Saudi women. Four years on, the founder of Glowork is hoping to tap a hugely lucrative market to build a $1bn company

Developing Dubai’s female entrepreneurs

Developing Dubai’s female entrepreneurs

Nadine Halabi discusses the Dubai Business Women Council’s 2015 Ro’Ya programme, which offers female entrepreneurs the opportunity to get the advice and guidance they need to launch their own start-ups

Leading lady: Meera Kaul interview

Leading lady: Meera Kaul interview

In an exclusive interview, Meera Kaul recalls her journey to success, and explains why she is supporting women in science and business.

Maria Conceicao: on top of the world

Maria Conceicao: on top of the world

She has climbed to the peak of Mt Everest, trekked to the North Pole and recently completed seven consecutive marathons on seven continents, but former Emirates Airline flight attendant Maria Conceicao is now facing an even tougher challenge: raising...

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Passion and purpose: Dumyé interview

Passion and purpose: Dumyé interview

Sahar Wahbeh, founder of Dumyé, reveals to Tamara Pupic the noble cause behind her dolls


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Rashid and Salama Alabbar, the next generation of one of Dubai’s most famous families, are taking their father’s retail legacy and going online, building up a portfolio of fast-growing e-commerce sites. And with a $113m deal with one of the industry’s biggest players signed off last week, they are now looking to go global.

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