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Space invader: Dr Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi
Technology»

Space invader: Dr Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi

Saturday, 30 May 2015 2:05 AM

As the latest move to diversify its economy, the UAE’s bold entry into the space race has attracted global headlines. Arabian Business sits down with the director-general of the UAE Space Agency, Dr Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, to find out why the country is sending a probe to Mars in 2021.

Lap of luxury: Fairmont's Michael Glennie
Travel & Hospitality»

Lap of luxury: Fairmont's Michael Glennie

Saturday, 30 May 2015 2:04 AM

Backed by heavyweight shareholders in the form of the Qatar Investment Authority and HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts International has an ambitious plan to grow by 50 percent over the next five years. The president and chief operating officer of the Canadian hotel giant, Michael Glennie, explains what role the Middle East will play in hitting that target

The logic of logistics: Ranjeev Menon
Transport»

The logic of logistics: Ranjeev Menon

Friday, 29 May 2015 9:20 AM

Qatar’s Gulf Warehousing Company has recorded double-digit growth every quarter for six years; it was one of the rare companies to expand during the financial crisis and the economic hit from lower oil prices has not dampened plans to complete a 1 million square metre logistics village. CEO Ranjeev Menon explains how the company is continuing its uninterrupted dominance.

One-to-one: Dubai’s deputy leader gives a rare interview
Politics & Economics»

One-to-one: Dubai’s deputy leader gives a rare interview

Monday, 25 May 2015 10:04 AM

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum: UAE Finance Minister and one of the world's top thoroughbred owners and breeders

Steve Wozniak: 'US would look like Dubai if it didn't spend all its money on military'
Technology»

Steve Wozniak: 'US would look like Dubai if it didn't spend all its money on military'

Sunday, 24 May 2015 10:13 AM

One-on-one with the Apple co-founder, in which he talks Snowden, Dubai, artificial intelligence and aircraft hacking

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Growing on instinct: Mohammed Al Barwani
Industries»

Growing on instinct: Mohammed Al Barwani

Saturday, 23 May 2015 1:39 AM

From underwater mining to luxury yachts, Mohammed Al Barwani has interests in a staggering range of industries. The chairman of MB Holding explains how he built the firm from scratch to become a billion-dollar player

Sofa so good: UAE's Marina Home Interiors
Retail»

Sofa so good: UAE's Marina Home Interiors

Saturday, 23 May 2015 1:38 AM

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

Revealed: what makes Ivanka Trump tick
Lifestyle»

Revealed: what makes Ivanka Trump tick

Friday, 22 May 2015 9:23 AM

Businesswoman, author, mother, model — and daughter of one of America’s most famous property developers — Ivanka Trump explains how she juggles her many roles

Building into the unknown: What is the business model behind Jeddah's plans for the world's tallest tower?
Construction»

Building into the unknown: What is the business model behind Jeddah's plans for the world's tallest tower?

Saturday, 16 May 2015 1:11 AM

New York’s Empire State Building, London’s Shard and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa all had specific reasons to build their record-breaking towers, but faced difficult times making them a financial success. As Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower rises out of the ground, Mounib Hammoud, CEO of developer Jeddah Economic Company, is sticking fast to the age-old ‘build it and they will come’ philosophy

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Supply and demand: Agility's Tarek Sultan
Transport»

Supply and demand: Agility's Tarek Sultan

Friday, 15 May 2015 9:03 AM

Agility has 100 times as many staff and 200 times as much revenue as it did when it was privatised in 1997 by the Kuwait government. Chairman Tarek Sultan explains what is next in store for the largest logistics group in the Gulf and why it is a strong example of successful privatisation

Picking up the pace: Lals Group's Jayant Ganwani
Retail»

Picking up the pace: Lals Group's Jayant Ganwani

Friday, 15 May 2015 9:03 AM

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, Lals Group has its eyes on the rest of the Gulf.

The turnaround king: Zain's Sheikh Farhan
Technology»

The turnaround king: Zain's Sheikh Farhan

Friday, 15 May 2015 9:03 AM

Vicious competition and a saturated marketplace have made life tough for Saudi Arabia’s third mobile operator, Zain KSA. But the appointment last year of one of the kingdom’s top telecoms figures, Sheikh Farhan Al Faisal Al Jarbaa, has helped the firm turn its fortunes around

Eyes on the prize: Ahmad Ashkar
StartUp»

Eyes on the prize: Ahmad Ashkar

Monday, 11 May 2015 2:25 PM

The Hult Prize has become one of the most important competitions for young, socially-aware business minds. We speak with founder and CEO Ahmad Ashkar

India’s National Stock Exchange continues to revolutionise the equities sector
Markets»

India’s National Stock Exchange continues to revolutionise the equities sector

Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:05 AM

Chitra Ramakrishna leads one of the world’s most dominant stock markets, India’s National Stock Exchange, with a market capitalisation of nearly $1.6tr

Why India is now ‘the most exciting wealth creation opportunity on the planet’
Politics & Economics»

Why India is now ‘the most exciting wealth creation opportunity on the planet’

Sunday, 10 May 2015 9:59 AM

It has lingered as the third-largest Asian economy since economic liberalisation nearly 25 years ago, but now Narendra Modi’s pro-business government is pushing hard to propel India to new global heights.


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