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Cool customer: entrepreneur Tarek Al Emam

Cool customer: entrepreneur Tarek Al Emam

New entrepreneur Tarek Al Emam explains how he moved from a corporate career to launch his start-up business, Freezmate

Sole man: TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie

Sole man: TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie

We talk with the social entrepreneur who is credited with helping tens of millions of people across the world

The detail of retail: Ishwar Chugani

The detail of retail: Ishwar Chugani

The Middle East head of Asian clothing giant Giordano, Ishwar Chugani, explains why his stores never discount and his target for 300 outlets in three years

Interview: Majid Al Futtaim chief Alain Bejjani

Interview: Majid Al Futtaim chief Alain Bejjani

Six months into his tenure as head of Majid Al Futtaim, the Gulf’s biggest shopping mall developer, Alain Bejjani is on track to double the size of the company in just five years

Food for thought: Mezzan CEO Garry Walsh

Food for thought: Mezzan CEO Garry Walsh

Mezzan Holding’s stellar debut on the Kuwait Stock Exchange earlier this month put the spotlight on a company that has so far let its brands do the talking. Chief executive Garry Walsh charts the rise and rise of one of Kuwait’s fastest-growing players...

The One and only Thomas Lundgren

The One and only Thomas Lundgren

Swedish retailing tycoon Thomas Lundgren opened his first UAE store 19 years ago, and in the intervening period THE One has become a household name. But the master of reinvention is at it again with his latest furniture concept

Golden opportunity: Dubai businessman Firoz Merchant on why he is spending nearly $1m rescuing thousands of debtors from UAE prisons

Golden opportunity: Dubai businessman Firoz Merchant on why he is spending nearly $1m rescuing thousands of debtors from UAE prisons

The self-made millionaire and founder of Pure Gold Group arrived in Dubai in the 1980s and now sees it as his duty to help out his fellow Asian expats who have run into trouble

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Sofa so good: UAE's Marina Home Interiors

Sofa so good: UAE's Marina Home Interiors

Marina Home Interiors has become one of the most high-profile furniture stores in the UAE over 18 years, thanks to an ever-growing and transient population, and now its three founding brothers are making their own move into markets across the world

Picking up the pace: Lals Group's Jayant Ganwani

Picking up the pace: Lals Group's Jayant Ganwani

With interests in retail, luxury property and even poultry, Lals Group has come a long way since 1979, when it opened its first supermarket in Ajman. Chief executive Jayant Ganwani says that while the retail industry in Dubai has had a slow first quarter...

Interview: Jacky Panjabi

Interview: Jacky Panjabi

After 45 years running his eponymous company, Jacky Panjabi is one of the giants of the consumer electronics trade in the Middle East, Africa and the Far East. In an exclusive interview, the head of Jacky’s Group reveals how he started out as a teenager...

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Food for thought: Patrick Satamian

Food for thought: Patrick Satamian

With profits up and growth on the cards, NADEC continues to stake its claim as one of the region’s leading agricultural and food companies. The CEO of NADEC Foods, Patrick Satamian, explains how a blending of tradition and modernity has helped the company...

Bringing malls to the masses: Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq

Bringing malls to the masses: Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq

Why retail magnate Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq is investing $2bn in Kuwait’s future

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