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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.

Shining success: Jeweller Ramesh Kalyanaraman
Style»

Shining success: Jeweller Ramesh Kalyanaraman

Friday, 1 July 2016 12:25 AM

India’s largest jewellery retailer, Kalyan Jewellers, has added $200m annually to its bottom line since opening its first store in the GCC in 2014. Executive director Ramesh Kalyanaraman explains how growth in the Gulf will help the family business double its global revenues to $3bn by 2020

Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe: making a bigger bang
Leisure»

Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe: making a bigger bang

Thursday, 30 June 2016 3:11 PM

Off the back of Baselworld, Switzerland's annual watch extravaganza, we ask Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, what's next in the world of watches

Leading by example: Khuloud Al Nuwais
StartUp»

Leading by example: Khuloud Al Nuwais

Sunday, 26 June 2016 2:07 PM

Khuloud Al Nuwais, chief sustainability officer at the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, explains how to boost women’s influence and promote diversity in all sectors of the nation’s economy

University challenge: UAE's education chief Dr Ahmad Belhoul
Education»

University challenge: UAE's education chief Dr Ahmad Belhoul

Friday, 24 June 2016 12:30 AM

If the UAE is to develop its knowledge economy and diversify away from oil, then it needs to ensure that its citizens are ready and willing to work in the private sector. Dr Ahmad Belhoul, the UAE’s new Minister of State for Higher Education, reveals how he is hoping to solve one of the country’s toughest problems

Fawaz Gruosi: The king of black diamonds
Lifestyle»

Fawaz Gruosi: The king of black diamonds

Friday, 24 June 2016 12:30 AM

How the founder of De Grisogono jewellery empire, Fawaz Gruosi, went from high school dropout to a favourite among celebrities

The business of pleasure: CEO of Global Village Ahmad Hussain Bin Essa
Business»

The business of pleasure: CEO of Global Village Ahmad Hussain Bin Essa

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 5:34 PM

A staple on the Dubai tourism scene, Global Village provides cultural entertainment to millions of guests per year. But its CEO, Ahmad Hussain Bin Essa, isn't resting on its laurels…

CEO Anan Fakhreddin on Damas' extraordinary growth
Business»

CEO Anan Fakhreddin on Damas' extraordinary growth

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 4:06 PM

Anan Fakhreddin reveals the secrets behind Damas' extraordinary growth over the past half-decade

Mind coach: The importance of mental toughness in business
Culture & Society»

Mind coach: The importance of mental toughness in business

Saturday, 18 June 2016 3:30 PM

From professional basketball player to motivational speaker, John Dabrowski has made a career of belief. When some might have quit, he has never given up on his dreams. Now the British mind coach takes to the podium to tell businesspeople that mental toughness is just as important in the boardroom as it is in the sports arena.

Checking in: Managing Marriott's growing business in the Middle East
Travel & Hospitality»

Checking in: Managing Marriott's growing business in the Middle East

Saturday, 18 June 2016 3:19 PM

Marriott’s man in the Middle East and Africa, Alex Kyriakidis, discusses taxes, trends and the upcoming tie-up with fellow hospitality giant Starwood.

Why Ferrari is still the world's most wanted sports car
Cars & Boats»

Why Ferrari is still the world's most wanted sports car

Friday, 17 June 2016 9:18 AM

Italian sports car maker Ferrari reveals why the Middle East is such an important market and how it remains more exclusive than its competitors.

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Arabtec: Cementing a new future
Construction»

Arabtec: Cementing a new future

Friday, 17 June 2016 9:15 AM

Dubai’s largest listed contractor has recorded losses for six consecutive quarters. But Raja Hani Ghanma, CEO of its construction subsidiary, explains how the company is gradually building back up to profit

How two royal sisters help Dubai's emerging designers
Style»

How two royal sisters help Dubai's emerging designers

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 5:46 PM

Sheikha Maytha and Sheikha Hafa Al Maktoum have created a platform for up-and-coming regional designers through fashion boutique BeYou

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Finding your start-up’s North Star in Oman
StartUp»

Finding your start-up’s North Star in Oman

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 1:47 PM

Manar Al Hinai, an award-winning Emirati writer and entrepreneur based in Abu Dhabi, presents The Lounge Oman.

Destined for greatness: The Entertainer creator Donna Benton
StartUp»

Destined for greatness: The Entertainer creator Donna Benton

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 2:07 PM

The developer of the popular two-for-one coupon culture takes a retrospective look at her well-known business and tells Tamara Pupic how staying true to her roots has helped her build a brand that has become a household name


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