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Community comes first: CEO of iCare Insure, Leena Parwani Q+A
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Community comes first: CEO of iCare Insure, Leena Parwani Q+A

Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:50 AM

Sponsored content: For Leena Parwani, founder and CEO of iCare Insure, success is tied to giving back to the community and always putting a client's needs first

Snap to the future: The rise of Evan Spiegel
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Snap to the future: The rise of Evan Spiegel

Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:50 AM

Live is good for Evan Spiegel. His company went public with a US$33 billion valuation, making Spiegel – with a net worth of at least US$5 billion – one of the youngest billionaires in the world.

Sweet success: How SugarMoo became one of Dubai’s coolest dessert makers
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Sweet success: How SugarMoo became one of Dubai’s coolest dessert makers

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:59 AM

Alan Honein and Raki Phillips explain how online sales and being different are helping SugarMoo succeed in the competitive dessert business

The millennial movement: Mövenpick's plans to target younger travellers
Travel & Hospitality»

The millennial movement: Mövenpick's plans to target younger travellers

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 12:27 PM

As Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts moves into the era of experiential hospitality, CEO Olivier Chavy is counting on his youngest employees to lead the way.

Master developer: RAK Properties building the emirate's future
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Master developer: RAK Properties building the emirate's future

Monday, 19 June 2017 12:48 PM

Veteran developer and CEO of RAK Properties, Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi’s sanctuary-like master development has come at an opportune time, as the UAE’s northern-most emirate witnesses a surge in tourists.

Material man: How Danube's Rizwan Sajan is mastering Dubai's property market
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Material man: How Danube's Rizwan Sajan is mastering Dubai's property market

Sunday, 18 June 2017 11:26 AM

After decades of success in the region’s construction and interiors market, Indian billionaire Rizwan Sajan, founder and chairman of Danube Group, is on a mission to take the Dubai property market by storm.

A family affair: Oberois on redefining luxury hospitality
Travel & Hospitality»

A family affair: Oberois on redefining luxury hospitality

Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:36 AM

Three generations after Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi started his hospitality career as a doorman, the five-star Oberoi and Trident hotels are thriving. The renowned Indian family meets Arabian Business in Ajman, where Oberoi Al Zorah resort recently opened.

Blueground: Showing there's room for innovation in the hospitality business
StartUp»

Blueground: Showing there's room for innovation in the hospitality business

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 4:59 PM

Alexandros Chatzielftheriou, CEO & co-founder, Blueground, tells how his company is trying to shake up the serviced apartment sector and why there’s still room for innovation in the hospitality business

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Starting a fintech company takes patience, says CEO of Payfort
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Starting a fintech company takes patience, says CEO of Payfort

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 4:50 PM

At the launch of a new report into the fintech sector, Omar Soudodi, CEO of Payfort, discusses the prospects for financial technology startups.

A ruby in the rough: Gemfields CEO, Ian Harebottle Q+A
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A ruby in the rough: Gemfields CEO, Ian Harebottle Q+A

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 2:09 PM

Amidst a boom for coloured gemstones, Ian Harebottle, CEO of Gemfields, believes that luxury must be sustainable and transparent

Firing up the engines: How Saudi's new investment agency aims to grow the kingdom's industrial sector
Industries»

Firing up the engines: How Saudi's new investment agency aims to grow the kingdom's industrial sector

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:30 AM

Saudi Arabia’s new industrial investments agency has kicked off a multi-billion dollar strategy with its first deal sealed last month. CEO of Dussur, Rasheed Al Shubaili, explains how the state entity intends to ignite the kingdom’s domestic sectors and support Vision 2030.

Cash for citizenship: Countries selling passports to buy a nationality
Banking & Finance»

Cash for citizenship: Countries selling passports to buy a nationality

Monday, 12 June 2017 7:12 PM

As visa restrictions tighten around the world, some countries are offering nationality – at a price. Jeremy Savory, the CEO of Savory & Partners, which helps arrange bought passports, says demand is high from the Middle East.

How DIFC Courts has helped connect the UAE's legal system
Politics & Economics»

How DIFC Courts has helped connect the UAE's legal system

Sunday, 11 June 2017 3:36 PM

Co-chief executive and general registrar Mark Beer, OBE is determined that DIFC Courts will set international standards for commercial litigation, especially technological advances.

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Introducing the 'real' Dubai: Tourism chief unveils plan to market the emirate to the world
Travel & Hospitality»

Introducing the 'real' Dubai: Tourism chief unveils plan to market the emirate to the world

Thursday, 8 June 2017 10:01 AM

For decades, the emirate’s tourism marketing strategy was focussed on luxury resorts and high-end shopping. But the CEO of Dubai’s tourism promotion body, Issam Kazim, says ‘bling’ is no longer the way to attract 20 million visitors by 2020.

Setting sail: Sharjah business accelerator Sheraa helping to develop startups
StartUp»

Setting sail: Sharjah business accelerator Sheraa helping to develop startups

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 3:16 PM

Startup magazine meets the founders of JuxtaPiece, CG Interactive and The Mawada Project, three graduate companies from Sharjah-based Sheraa’s first business accelerator programme


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