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Philanthropy and entrepreneurship: Clare Woodcraft-Scott
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Philanthropy and entrepreneurship: Clare Woodcraft-Scott

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 1:35 PM

Throughout her career, Clare Woodcraft-Scott, CEO of the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, has used her time and skills in impactful ways and managed to enforce her vision of a professional approach to philanthropy across the MENA region.

Can Abu Dhabi's new financial free zone compete?
Politics & Economics»

Can Abu Dhabi's new financial free zone compete?

Friday, 29 April 2016 1:34 AM

Cities across the Gulf are creating financial centres to propel themselves onto the international stage, raising the question of which will survive. But a senior official at the newest, Abu Dhabi Global Market, insists it will prove to be stiff competition

Risky business: Lloyd’s of London's John Nelson
Banking & Finance»

Risky business: Lloyd’s of London's John Nelson

Friday, 29 April 2016 1:34 AM

For more than three centuries, Lloyd’s of London has been at the forefront of minimising risk while simultaneously earning billions of dollars annually from underwriting it. Chairman John Nelson explains why the Middle East is one of the historic institution’s new frontiers

Is 2016 the year the art bubble bursts?
Leisure»

Is 2016 the year the art bubble bursts?

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 9:36 AM

After a record few years for international and regional art, we ask the Michael Jeha, managing director of Christies Middle East, if the boom times will continue

Franck Muller – the master of deceptively complicated watches
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Franck Muller – the master of deceptively complicated watches

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 9:33 AM

The son of a cobbler, CEO asked the eponymous Franck Muller why he didn't follow in his father's footsteps

Lighting up the night: Mazen El Zein
Style»

Lighting up the night: Mazen El Zein

Saturday, 23 April 2016 2:01 AM

Mazen El Zein was a bored Lebanese financier serving his compulsory year in the army when he launched a business that would see him create an ever-lasting reputation in Dubai’s nightlife scene

Operatic principal: Jasper Hope
Arts»

Operatic principal: Jasper Hope

Friday, 22 April 2016 12:41 AM

After a decade at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Jasper Hope is now implementing his grand plans to put Dubai Opera firmly on the cultural map:

From bricks to clicks: Rashid and Salama Alabbar
Retail»

From bricks to clicks: Rashid and Salama Alabbar

Friday, 22 April 2016 12:35 AM

Rashid and Salama Alabbar, the next generation of one of Dubai’s most famous families, are taking their father’s retail legacy and going online, building up a portfolio of fast-growing e-commerce sites. And with a $113m deal with one of the industry’s biggest players signed off last week, they are now looking to go global

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Ahmed Alhatti on trusting your instincts
Business»

Ahmed Alhatti on trusting your instincts

Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:07 PM

Ahmed Alhatti built his property company from scratch, and is now responsible for some of the most iconic buildings in the world. We sat down with the enigmatic CEO of Cayan Group, to discuss passion, leadership and trusting your gut

Does authentic Italian food work in Dubai?
Leisure»

Does authentic Italian food work in Dubai?

Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:03 PM

If anyone knows Italian food it's Giuseppe Cipriani. As CEO of the brand that bears his name, and heir to the rich history of the Cipriani brand, we ask him if Dubai can handle a restaurant as important as Cipriani

Yas Island: A global destination for tourists
Construction»

Yas Island: A global destination for tourists

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:55 PM

Q&A with Mohammed Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral Asset Management

Time to deliver for Azizi Developments
Property»

Time to deliver for Azizi Developments

Sunday, 17 April 2016 10:30 AM

Nine years after buying its first plots of land in Dubai, Azizi Developments is finally delivering its first completed project. CEO Farhad Azizi reveals the frustrations that have plagued the Afghani family business and how perseverance means it is now on the cusp of becoming one of the biggest private developers in the emirate.

Mining success: Daniel McGowan
Banking & Finance»

Mining success: Daniel McGowan

Saturday, 9 April 2016 12:15 AM

In just four years, Daniel McGowan has amassed $500m worth of assets under management via his start-up Centaur Group Holdings. The CEO outlines how the company will use investment in innovative products to reach more than $3bn next year

The Queen of arts: Christie's chief Patricia Barbizet
Arts»

The Queen of arts: Christie's chief Patricia Barbizet

Friday, 8 April 2016 12:16 AM

One of the most powerful businesswomen in Europe, Patricia Barbizet has been entrusted with the 250-year-old Christie’s auction house. After a mixed first year, she reveals how she juggles the world’s biggest art business with running the investment firm of French billionaire François-Henri Pinault and directorships at some of France’s most important firms

Why Omega loves Golf (with new President Raynald Aeschlimann)
Leisure»

Why Omega loves Golf (with new President Raynald Aeschlimann)

Thursday, 7 April 2016 12:33 PM

CEO Middle East sat down with Omega's new President, Raynald Aeschlimann, at the Dubai Desert Classic to talk golf, the luxury industry and the success of smart watches


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