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Maritime industry in Dubai on pace to be worth $66bn

Maritime industry in Dubai on pace to be worth $66bn

The GCC's first arbitration centre for shipping disputes is already making waves

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Yacht building in the UAE remains on course

Yacht building in the UAE remains on course

Gulf Craft is not immune to the downturn, let alone 'disruptors': CEO

Port of call: CEO Mark Geilenkirchen

Port of call: CEO Mark Geilenkirchen

As food security becomes a significant concern for the GCC, Oman’s Sohar Port and Freezone is developing the region’s first agriculture hub. New CEO Mark Geilenkirchen says the facility will also help maintain years of consecutive double-digit growth...

How Travis Kalanick aims to drive Uber's growth in the Gulf region

How Travis Kalanick aims to drive Uber's growth in the Gulf region

In an exclusive interview with Arabian Business, the CEO reveals how he gave 40,000 Saudis jobs, and what makes Dubai the perfect blueprint for the GCC

Flying high: RAK Int'l CEO Mohammed Qazi

Flying high: RAK Int'l CEO Mohammed Qazi

Three years ago RAK International Airport had barely a flight on its arrival screen following the collapse of its flag carrier. Last year, it recorded its highest passenger numbers ever. CEO Mohammed Qazi reveals how he transformed a potential white elephant...

Up in the air: Royal Jet's Rob DiCastri

Up in the air: Royal Jet's Rob DiCastri

Despite some of the wealthiest clients in the region, Abu Dhabi-based private charter operator Royal Jet is facing strong headwinds amid a turbulent period for the aviation sector. New chief executive Rob DiCastri reveals his plans to cut prices and fly...

Interview: Dr Fahad Saif Harhara, CEO of NIMR Automotive

Interview: Dr Fahad Saif Harhara, CEO of NIMR Automotive

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The race is on for Careem in the Middle East

The race is on for Careem in the Middle East

Careem had a head start in the Middle East’s ride-hailing app competition but global rival Uber is picking up the pace. Careem’s founders Magnus Olsson and Mudassir Sheikha tell Arabian Business they are barely scratching the surface of pent-up travel...

High hopes: Boeing's Bernie Dunn

High hopes: Boeing's Bernie Dunn

With $770bn worth of plane orders up for grabs in the Middle East over the next 20 years, and the re-emergence of Iran Air, Boeing regional president Bernie Dunn is preparing for take-off

The future of flying: IATA's Alexandre de Juniac

The future of flying: IATA's Alexandre de Juniac

Air travellers are demanding custom experiences – and they are willing to pay for it, both in cash and personal data. That’s good news for airlines struggling to arrest falling profits. The new head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA...

Aviation innovation: Laila Hareb

Aviation innovation: Laila Hareb

Among the many jobs in Laila Hareb’s intray is the creation of the UAE as a force for change in the combative world of aerospace. The assistant director general of the General Civil Aviation Authority explains her vision for the sector

Sky's the limit: tackling aviation congestion in the Gulf

Sky's the limit: tackling aviation congestion in the Gulf

While Gulf states are spending billions of dollars on new aircraft and airport upgrades, the most significant issue threatening the region’s aviation industry is its congested airspace, with rising Iranian fees and Oman's outdated infrastructure the key...

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Catching a tailwind

Aero-manufacturing firm Strata has been identified as one of Abu Dhabi’s two most important businesses in the emirate’s economic diversification. Six years into the venture, CEO Badr Al Olama reveals his expansion plans and how he will make the company...


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The small kingdom is among the most economically vulnerable of the GCC states, with high debt levels, low reserves and slow GDP growth. But it has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil economy that will help it forge a new path for the future.

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