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Just the job: US entrepreneur Ron Bruder
Education»

Just the job: US entrepreneur Ron Bruder

Friday, 29 July 2016 12:07 AM

As the Arab world grapples with the dilemma of creating 200 million new jobs for youth, employers complain of a widening skills gap. US entrepreneur Ron Bruder says his Education for Employment (EFE) foundation, which recently won the support of the UAE and Saudi governments, is pushing universities towards a “tipping point” where they will no longer be able to produce unemployable graduates

Jewel of the kingdom: L'azurde's Sélim Chidiac
Retail»

Jewel of the kingdom: L'azurde's Sélim Chidiac

Friday, 29 July 2016 12:07 AM

Saudi Arabia’s best-known jewellery brand L’azurde is poised for growth since it went public in June. CEO Sélim Chidiac tells Arabian Business about the $400m firm’s acquisition plans and why the government’s “aggressive” Vision 2030 policies are crucial for businesses in the kingdom.

TOMS CEO Jim Alling: Why corporate responsibility is good for business
Business»

TOMS CEO Jim Alling: Why corporate responsibility is good for business

Monday, 25 July 2016 3:56 PM

Having achieved meteoric success with its buy-one, give one away model of shoe retailing, TOMS CEO Jim Alling explains why doubling-down on its charitable ethos is still the best way forward

Dubai After Dark: Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Lifestyle»

Dubai After Dark: Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 3:39 PM

A look at the Dubai nightlife scene through the eyes of an insider – general manager of London club concept Mahiki in Dubai tells all – from the highest paid bill at the venue to 4:30 am work shifts

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Building an interior design business in the GCC
StartUp»

Building an interior design business in the GCC

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 3:07 PM

In this month’s Chatterbox: GCC Entrepreneurs on The Rise, Manar Al Hinai, an award-winning Emirati writer and entrepreneur based in Abu Dhabi, presents Sulaiman Al Thehli and Maryam Al Suwaidi, the husband-and-wife founders of Design Talk, an Abu Dhabi-based interior design studio

Thomas Kosmala: The rock star of the perfume world
Business»

Thomas Kosmala: The rock star of the perfume world

Monday, 18 July 2016 10:02 AM

Thomas Kosmala is a rock star of the perfume world, and his fragrances – which he mixes himself out of his laboratory in southern France – are among the most exclusive and expensive in the world

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A changing landscape: Sultan Butti Bin Mejren
Property»

A changing landscape: Sultan Butti Bin Mejren

Saturday, 16 July 2016 12:47 AM

After a decade as director-general of the Dubai Land Department, Sultan Butti Bin Mejren says he is acting fast to improve regulation of the real estate industry and ensure it remains a thriving part of the emirate’s economy. He explains why he is adamant investors will keep coming

Breaking the mould: Shahid Khan
Industries»

Breaking the mould: Shahid Khan

Friday, 15 July 2016 12:35 AM

Gulf family businesses are persistently accused of restraining their own success by refusing to allow experienced outsiders to help steer the ship. But having taken two of the region’s biggest firms into unchartered expansion, veteran executive Shahid Khan is now making waves with his third, Kuwait’s Al-Yaqout Group

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The calm amid the storm: Patrick Odier
Banking & Finance»

The calm amid the storm: Patrick Odier

Friday, 15 July 2016 12:35 AM

Steeped in two centuries of experience, Swiss private bank Lombard Odier is growing its Middle East client base as economic uncertainty ripples through the region. Sixth generation helmsman Patrick Odier urges investors to diversify their portfolios to shrewdly manage risk.

Aigner CEO Sybille Schoen: the first lady of luxury
Leisure»

Aigner CEO Sybille Schoen: the first lady of luxury

Thursday, 14 July 2016 5:09 PM

Aigner CEO Sybille Schoen talks about breathing new life into the half-century-old German luxury brand

United we stand: How to enhance cooperation between Palestine and UAE entrepreneurs
StartUp»

United we stand: How to enhance cooperation between Palestine and UAE entrepreneurs

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 3:17 PM

SPONSORED CONTENT: Padico’s CEO Samir Hulileh talks to Arabian Business Start Up about how to enhance cooperation between Palestine- and UAE-based entrepreneurs.

Pal Zileri CEO Paolo Roviera on the key to success
Leisure»

Pal Zileri CEO Paolo Roviera on the key to success

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 11:14 AM

Ahead of the opening of its new flagship store in Dubai, Pal Zileri's CEO Paolo Roviera explains why the key to success lies in being unique

Behzad Golkar: Making the case for investing in Iranian capital markets
Politics & Economics»

Behzad Golkar: Making the case for investing in Iranian capital markets

Sunday, 3 July 2016 3:14 PM

As CEO of one of Iran’s biggest financial institutions with plans to launch equity funds and a new investment bank, Behzad Golkar is part of efforts to make the country’s capital markets more accessible to foreign investors. This is no easy task, he says.

Entrepreneur Omar Samra's extraordinary business
StartUp»

Entrepreneur Omar Samra's extraordinary business

Sunday, 3 July 2016 1:07 PM

The famous Egyptian mountaineer-turned-serial entrepreneur Omar Samra advises start-up founders to safeguard their entrepreneurial passions from greed-fuelled growth plans, pointing out that it is small and fragile business ventures that might help them overcome life’s obstacles

Class act: Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
Education»

Class act: Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Friday, 1 July 2016 12:25 AM

The chairman of the Arab world’s largest private education foundation, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, explains why his greatest challenge will be to convince local governments and institutions to embrace online learning.


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