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Dubai company opening The Gate in America

Dubai company opening The Gate in America

Facility is a master-planned development that will capitalise on the booming economic development in Frisco, Texas

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Welcome to the life of one of the UAE’s defence and real estate moguls

Welcome to the life of one of the UAE’s defence and real estate moguls

Emirati rally car champion Mansour Bin Jabr is the COO of his family's conglomerate, Bin Jabr Group

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Planning ahead: Sobha Group founder PNC Menon

Planning ahead: Sobha Group founder PNC Menon

With the ground firmly broken at its two flagship schemes in Dubai, real estate developer Sobha Group is drawing up plans for its next five years of growth. Founder PNC Menon reveals he has plans to become one of the best three property brands in the...

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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...

Turnaround king: Khalid bin Kalban

Turnaround king: Khalid bin Kalban

When Khalid bin Kalban was parachuted into the boardroom of Union Properties, he knew the company was facing some serious business issues. Then the 2008 financial crash happened. Eight years later, the chairman is comfortably planning for the future

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...

Going green: Diamond Developer CEO Faris Saeed

Going green: Diamond Developer CEO Faris Saeed

Diamond Developers is proving that cities can be sustainable, even when built in a desert. CEO Faris Saeed explains how The Sustainable City on the outskirts of Dubai is setting an example for building eco-friendly communities

Strong foundations: DLD's Ali Abdulla Al Ali

Strong foundations: DLD's Ali Abdulla Al Ali

Dubai Land Department executive Ali Abdulla Al Ali reveals the motives behind regulatory changes to the emirate’s prized property sector and how it will help strengthen investor sentiment

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

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

Backed by a Saudi sovereign wealth fund, Mohamed Alabbar is set to transform the region’s e-commerce market with the launch of Noon.com. He tells Arabian Business how he plans to conquer and dominate an industry that will be worth $70bn within the next...

New era for project Shaikhani in Dubai

New era for project Shaikhani in Dubai

After braving the global property crisis in Dubai, Shaikhani Group is re-emerging with a plan to invest almost $1bn into new and existing real estate projects

A changing landscape: Sultan Butti Bin Mejren

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

Changing fortunes: Damac's Ziad El Chaar

With consecutive quarterly profit declines and controversy over its Donald Trump-branded golf course, developer Damac Properties has drawn plenty of attention in recent months. Managing director Ziad El Chaar responds to both issues and explains why the...

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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


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