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Starting from scratch: George Azar
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Starting from scratch: George Azar

Friday, 4 September 2015 1:14 AM

George Azar might have had one of the world’s most celebrated brands behind him when he launched a new property agency last year, but the former banker still had plenty to do to get Sotheby’s International Realty up and running.

Smooth talker: tycoon Kabir Mulchandani
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Smooth talker: tycoon Kabir Mulchandani

Friday, 4 September 2015 1:13 AM

As the world reacted to the Chinese crisis, Kabir Mulchandani was signing up some of the country’s biggest banks to help fund his future ventures. The Dubai-based Indian property tycoon explains why he’s not concerned by the crisis and why there is no shortage of money flowing from Beijing to the Gulf for the right projects

Expert timing
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Expert timing

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 4:06 PM

Swiss watches are a staple of the region’s luxury market, with millions of timepieces entering the Middle East every year. Hublot is one brand which is riding the crest of this wave in the GCC, having recently opened its second boutique in Dubai. Hublot’s chairman of the board, and legend of the watch world, Jean Claude Biver explains why Dubai is such a key market for the brand, and what traditional watch companies need to do in the wake of the smart watch boom.

Ringing the changes
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Ringing the changes

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 4:06 PM

Kyle Whitehill, CEO at Vodafone Qatar, talks about the company’s strategy during 2015, how it’s becoming more appealing to customers and employees, and why Qatar’s telecoms sector continues to grow.

The Gift Concierge: The “it way” to luxury gifting?
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The Gift Concierge: The “it way” to luxury gifting?

Thursday, 27 August 2015 2:25 PM

Q&A with founder Christianna Tsiterou

Sweet dreams: chocolate boutique owner Isabelle Jaouen
Gourmet»

Sweet dreams: chocolate boutique owner Isabelle Jaouen

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:20 PM

The founder of Forrey & Galland explains why there’s no business like the chocolate business.

Food for entrepreneurial thought
StartUp»

Food for entrepreneurial thought

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 4:25 PM

Tamara Pupic investigates the opportunities for F&B start-ups in the region

Enjoying digital family time
StartUp»

Enjoying digital family time

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 4:22 PM

The founders of Afterschool.ae and Pixelbug on how they’re developing family-bases businesses

Five Minutes with… Bahrain's first female bodybuilder
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Five Minutes with… Bahrain's first female bodybuilder

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 2:14 PM

Haifa Almusawi on her end goal, why body building is a lifestyle, and how it taught her to be a successful individual

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair: The UAE's top banker on the road ahead for the sector
Banking & Finance»

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair: The UAE's top banker on the road ahead for the sector

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:29 AM

In an exclusive interview, the chairman of the UAE Banks Federation and CEO of Mashreq Bank, one of the country’s largest private banks, talks candidly about acquisitions, the lack of a savings culture in the UAE, and the challenges that face the lender going forward.

Fixing up the maintenance industry
StartUp»

Fixing up the maintenance industry

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 1:03 PM

Co-founder of maintenance company Jim Will Fix It, Colin Thomas, explains why he launched the company and how it continues to be at the forefront of the sector’s evolution.

“I really believe this will turn out to be the most extraordinary project ever developed in the Middle East,” says the man behind Abu Dhabi’s newest and most exclusive mall complex
Property»

“I really believe this will turn out to be the most extraordinary project ever developed in the Middle East,” says the man behind Abu Dhabi’s newest and most exclusive mall complex

Sunday, 16 August 2015 10:41 AM

Ken Himmel, explains why Al Maryah Central can attract 20 million visitors a year by the time it is completed in 2018.

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Five minutes with… English golfer Justin Rose
Sport»

Five minutes with… English golfer Justin Rose

Thursday, 6 August 2015 12:01 PM

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

Khadija Meziane El Otmani: Cracking short-term rental market
StartUp»

Khadija Meziane El Otmani: Cracking short-term rental market

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 2:57 PM

Khadija Meziane El Otmani, co-founder of Driven Holiday Homes, a licenced short-term rental operator, explains why she is excited to be leading one of the first businesses of its kind in the UAE.

Salim Akil: The database giant's bid to attract 400k SMEs
StartUp»

Salim Akil: The database giant's bid to attract 400k SMEs

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 2:56 PM

At the recent Arabnet Dubai Digital Summit, Salim Akil, founder and CEO of Search in MENA, a B2B online marketplace, spoke about creating the Middle East’s Alibaba in the making.


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