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BMW intent on staying number one in the Middle East

BMW intent on staying number one in the Middle East

BMW has the biggest market share for the premium car segment in the Middle East and seems to be breaking records every year. But for new regional managing director Johannes Seibert, there’s still plenty of work to be done to grow the brand even further.

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Henry Ford revolutionised the car industry. Can his great-grandson save the planet from global gridlock?

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Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber

Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber

Jim Barber has spent 29 years with UPS. Climbing the ladder, from delivery man right up to company executive, he has spent his life driving the growth of the global logistics and delivery group. Now his focus is turning toward the GCC, where he believes...

Interview: Willie Walsh

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UAE to become a hub for scrapping of old aircraft

UAE to become a hub for scrapping of old aircraft

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Interview: flydubai's CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith

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James Hogan: The facts about Etihad

James Hogan: The facts about Etihad

Etihad Airways has become one of the fastest growing airlines in aviation history. In an exclusive interview, President and CEO James Hogan reveals how the airline is funded, and hits back at the growing campaign of smear and innuendo

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Interview: Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths

Interview: Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths

These days it’s not the travel that takes forever, it’s the process of even getting on board a plane. But Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths reveals how he’s planning to have you flying through check in, security and immigration, all from a remote terminal...

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Interview: Kuwait Airways CEO Rasha Al Roumi

Interview: Kuwait Airways CEO Rasha Al Roumi

For two decades, Kuwait Airways has bled millions of dollars as it struggled to compete with the oldest fleet in the region and political tampering. Even its own citizens gave up on the airline. But new CEO Rasha Al Roumi is already making headway in...

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Interview: Transcorp International

Interview: Transcorp International

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Man on a mission: Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Tony Douglas

Man on a mission: Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Tony Douglas

As Etihad Airways continues its mission to dominate the skies, Abu Dhabi Airports Company CEO Tony Douglas is the man tasked with managing the mega infrastructure on the ground to make sure it all runs smoothly

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Virgin Galactic: ready for lift-off

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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.

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