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Let me entertain you: WWE's Gerrit Meier

Let me entertain you: WWE's Gerrit Meier

The sensationally scripted fights produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have entertained millions for more than six decades. But the empire’s growth has never been bigger than under current president, Gerrit Meier, and the Middle East has become one of his top priorities

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Making waves: Martin Whitmarsh

Making waves: Martin Whitmarsh

From the high octane world of fast cars and the smell of burning rubber, to the choppy waters of America’s Cup, former McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has made the unlikely switch from Formula One racing to running new sailing team Land Rover BAR. He talks...

Mark Webber in Bahrain: Endurance racing just as fast as Formula One

Mark Webber in Bahrain: Endurance racing just as fast as Formula One

Having dominated Le Mans, CEO sits down with ex-Formula One driver Mark Webber ahead of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Bahrain

Flavio Briatore: The Fighter

Flavio Briatore: The Fighter

Nothing has come easy for Formula One’s most jaded boss, but despite career setbacks — and more than a few run-ins with the law — Flavio Briatore shows no signs of slowing down

Changing lanes: IAAF president Sebastian Coe

Changing lanes: IAAF president Sebastian Coe

Double Olympic gold medallist and former British politician Sebastian Coe has become the face of world athletics during one of the its toughest eras. With his experience as chairman of leading sports media agency CSM, he talks candidly about corruption...

Five minutes with… English golfer Justin Rose

Five minutes with… English golfer Justin Rose

Rose singled out the 8th hole at Emirates Golf Club as one of his favourite nine holes around the world

Ice princess: Meet the figure skater aiming to be the first Emirati to compete at the Winter Olympics

Ice princess: Meet the figure skater aiming to be the first Emirati to compete at the Winter Olympics

20-year-old Zahra Lari's goal is to qualify to represent the United Arab Emirates at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea

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Straight bat: Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke

Straight bat: Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke gives the inside view on being the Australian cricket captain, including his public rants against team selectors, and gives his input on whether Dubai, the home of the International Cricket Council, is doing enough to support the game

Interview: Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer on World Cup 2014

Interview: Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer on World Cup 2014

German sportswear giant to sell more than 14 million Brazuca balls

Tough tackler

Tough tackler

Yousuf Al Serkal, the UAE’s candidate for the AFC presidency, says he will clean up the beautiful game’s tarnished image in Asia if elected next month

Surfing in the UAE: Riding the wave

Surfing in the UAE: Riding the wave

Dubai-based Surf Shop Arabia is at the forefront of a surfing boom in the Middle East. Owner Carl De Villiers tells us how he grew his business

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Matchroom Sport interview: Barry Hearn

Matchroom Sport interview: Barry Hearn

Charismatic sports promoter Barry Hearn has made millions from revamping second-tier sports and beaming them to worldwide TV audiences. Now he’s bringing his A game to the Middle East

The Italian job

The Italian job

CEO Middle East talks to football legend Fabio Cannavaro from his luxury Palm villa about the Qatar World Cup, the Real Madrid resort and his journey to become one of the greatest defenders of all time


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The Middle East distributor of the biggest names in high-end fashion, the Chalhoub Group, started with a dream in Damascus and went on to become an empire. Half a century and 600 stores later, co-CEOs and brothers Patrick and Anthony Chalhoub discuss surviving in admittedly tough times and the future of luxury shopping.

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