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Khadija Meziane El Otmani: Cracking short-term rental market

Khadija Meziane El Otmani: Cracking short-term rental market

Khadija Meziane El Otmani, co-founder of Driven Holiday Homes, a licenced short-term rental operator, explains why she is excited to be leading one of the first businesses of its kind in the UAE.

Bigger than Washington DC and backed by Emaar: Saudi Arabia's plans to build the city of the future

Bigger than Washington DC and backed by Emaar: Saudi Arabia's plans to build the city of the future

A decade after the world’s most expensive real estate project was announced, King Abdullah Economic City has completed many of its key components. Chief executive Fahd Al Rasheed explains why tourism, education and entrepreneurship are now his biggest...

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.

Exclusive: Mohamed Alabbar - Uncensored

Exclusive: Mohamed Alabbar - Uncensored

The Emaar chairman has faced a media frenzy ahead of Wednesday's Annual General Meeting. With his increasing commitments outside Emaar, including the $85 billion Capital Cairo project, and the departure of several key executives from the company, some...

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The price is right for new Dubai developer

The price is right for new Dubai developer

Nshama is preparing to tip the scales on the Dubai property market with its new mega Town Square project, offering three-bedroom townhouses priced at under a million dirhams each. If successful, thousands of middle income workers could finally step out...

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The lion's roar: Ashish J Thakkar's rise from Rwanda genocide to $1bn powerhouse

The lion's roar: Ashish J Thakkar's rise from Rwanda genocide to $1bn powerhouse

Twenty years ago the Dubai-based business tycoon watched his parents flee the Rwanda genocide having lost everything — again. Today, the company he started to help get his family back on their feet is a monstrous conglomerate in 22 African countries.

A dormant Dubai developer explains why now is the time to get back in the market

A dormant Dubai developer explains why now is the time to get back in the market

Zafer Taher, the CEO of property developer G&Co, is reaping the rewards of his strategy to stay put during Dubai’s financial crisis. With one property project due to be completed next year, and two more on the way, he’s confident that it’s still a good...

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Interview: Deyaar CEO Saeed Al Qatami

Interview: Deyaar CEO Saeed Al Qatami

Forget the largest, the tallest or the biggest, Dubai developer Deyaar is emerging on the hospitality scene with mid-end accommodation. CEO Saeed Al Qatami says luxury is no longer where the money is to be made

Promising the World: Josef Kleindienst

Promising the World: Josef Kleindienst

The Heart of Europe is destined to become the first permanent development at the all-but-abandoned archipelago of islands off the coast of Dubai called The World. The CEO of Kleindienst Group, Josef Kleindienst, is urging others to restart their projects...

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Brick by brick: Danube's Rizwan Sajan

Brick by brick: Danube's Rizwan Sajan

Barely a property in Dubai has been developed without building supplies from Danube, now the undisputed market leader. Its founder and chairman, Rizwan Sajan, explains how the firm outlasted the real estate crash to double profits this year

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Tasweek: preparing to go public

Tasweek: preparing to go public

Masood Al Awar made his name as the first real estate agent to sell freehold property in Dubai and later this year he is hoping to break the mould again with Tasweek’s ambitious multi-million-dollar listing

Behind the scenes of Msheireb Downtown

Behind the scenes of Msheireb Downtown

Doha’s ambitious plan to completely redevelop the historical centre of the city is gathering pace. The man in charge of the masterplan, Msheireb Properties chief executive Abdulla Al Mehshadi explains all


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