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He did it: the Dubai comeback of Kabir Mulchandani

He did it: the Dubai comeback of Kabir Mulchandani

Kabir Mulchandani has successfully completed his comeback in the Dubai property industry, handing over more than 200 stunning apartments and preparing for the launch of the five-star Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah resort. Six years after he beat fraud allegations, the Indian developer has proven why you should never give up

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Turnaround king: Khalid bin Kalban

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Making a splash: Omniyat founder Mahdi Amjad

Making a splash: Omniyat founder Mahdi Amjad

Dubai developer Omniyat Group is preparing to announce a $1.35bn project pipeline, much of which is to be located in the burgeoning Dubai Water Canal district. Executive chairman and founder Mahdi Amjad reveals his plans to Arabian Business while sailing...

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Going green: Diamond Developer CEO Faris Saeed

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Strong foundations: DLD's Ali Abdulla Al Ali

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High Noon: Alabbar's plan to conquer e-commerce

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A changing landscape: Sultan Butti Bin Mejren

After a decade as director-general of the Dubai Land Department, Sultan Butti Bin Mejren says he is acting fast to improve regulation of the real estate industry and ensure it remains a thriving part of the emirate’s economy. He explains why he is adamant...

Changing fortunes: Damac's Ziad El Chaar

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Ahmed Alhatti on trusting your instincts

Ahmed Alhatti on trusting your instincts

Ahmed Alhatti built his property company from scratch, and is now responsible for some of the most iconic buildings in the world. We sat down with the enigmatic CEO of Cayan Group, to discuss passion, leadership and trusting your gut

Time to deliver for Azizi Developments

Time to deliver for Azizi Developments

Nine years after buying its first plots of land in Dubai, Azizi Developments is finally delivering its first completed project. CEO Farhad Azizi reveals the frustrations that have plagued the Afghani family business and how perseverance means it is now...

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Daring to be different: Danube's Rizwan Sajan

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Doctor's orders: Dr Anas Kozbari

Doctor's orders: Dr Anas Kozbari

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Room for change
A few months after buying FRHI Hotels & Resorts from investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding, AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin denies the hotel management firm is growing too fast. In fact, he intends to pick up the pace – especially in the GCC.

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