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Putting Dubai on the global startup map
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Putting Dubai on the global startup map

Monday, 10 April 2017 10:35 AM

Led by regional tech veteran, Ned Jaroudi, 1776 aims to bring global startups to Dubai, promote regional startups to the world and help foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the public sector.

Time masters: Chopard continue to grow in the Gulf region
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Time masters: Chopard continue to grow in the Gulf region

Sunday, 9 April 2017 1:17 PM

Nearly 160 years after it was founded, Chopard remains focused on an ethical and sustainable future that will keep the Swiss watchmaker popular with GCC consumers. Siblings and co-presidents Karl-Friedrich and Caroline Scheufele reveal how the family business is moving into the future without forgetting its past.

5 minute interview: Leok Jakimic, founder and president of Lasvit
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5 minute interview: Leok Jakimic, founder and president of Lasvit

Sunday, 9 April 2017 11:44 AM

Quickfire questions with the founder and president of Lasvit.

Abdulla Bin Sulayem: Taking on The World
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Abdulla Bin Sulayem: Taking on The World

Sunday, 9 April 2017 9:37 AM

About to deliver its second hotel on The Palm Jumeirah, Seven Tides is embarking on another man-made island project in Dubai - The World islands. Leading the development charge is its young CEO Abdulla Bin Sulayem, who has ambitious plans to recreate a positive image around the all-but-forgotten development.

Talking Time: Piaget's new CEO Chabi Nouri
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Talking Time: Piaget's new CEO Chabi Nouri

Thursday, 6 April 2017 9:26 AM

As one of the few women leading a major Swiss watch and jewellery maker, Piaget's CEO Chabi Nouri understands the importance of diversity in business

Embracing Technology: CEO of Bloom Holding, Sameh Muhtadi
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Embracing Technology: CEO of Bloom Holding, Sameh Muhtadi

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 10:19 AM

CEO of Bloom Holding, Sameh Muhtadi, on embracing the internet of things, the Smart Dubai initiative and making technology work for business

Icon maker: Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO of Aldar
Business»

Icon maker: Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO of Aldar

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 2:23 PM

Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO of Aldar, talks building some of the Emirate's most iconic landmarks, what makes a good leader, and the helicopter ride that changed his life

Indian hospitality: CEO of Aiana Hotels and Resorts, Amruda Nair
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Indian hospitality: CEO of Aiana Hotels and Resorts, Amruda Nair

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 2:23 PM

The CEO of Aiana Hotels and Resorts, Amruda Nair, talks Indian hospitality, building a hotel group from scratch and why the Middle East is its home

Ticking along nicely: Omega President and CEO, Raynald Aeschlimann
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Ticking along nicely: Omega President and CEO, Raynald Aeschlimann

Sunday, 2 April 2017 4:25 PM

Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of Omega, on heritage, embracing Instagram and the contentious 'Swiss Made' label on watches

PepsiCo is testing new recipes
Retail»

PepsiCo is testing new recipes

Sunday, 2 April 2017 9:07 AM

Indra Nooyi, one of the most powerful CEOs in the world, has plans that involve millions more Arab consumers

Sotheby’s is establishing long overdue roots in Dubai
Arts»

Sotheby’s is establishing long overdue roots in Dubai

Sunday, 2 April 2017 9:02 AM

The region is an increasingly important player in the art world, says CEO

Going deep: Dana Gas CEO Dr Patrick Allman-Ward
Business»

Going deep: Dana Gas CEO Dr Patrick Allman-Ward

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 2:23 PM

How Dana Gas CEO Dr Patrick Allman-Ward is using efficiency to streamline and grow his company in an increasingly tumultuousness market

A slice of nostalgia
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A slice of nostalgia

Monday, 20 March 2017 3:25 PM

Seven years ago, at the trough of the financial crisis, Lebanese entrepreneur Jihad El Eit sold his technology retail start-up to fulfil a long-time dream: to create a Beirut-style eatery in honour of his hometown. Man’oushe Street was born. Now with 30 branches in the GCC, 14 of which are in the UAE, El Eit is halfway towards fulfilling his ultimate goal, to develop a $27m brand — by next year

Iron Man of the Middle East? Meet Dr Fahad Saif Harhara, CEO of NIMR Automotive
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Iron Man of the Middle East? Meet Dr Fahad Saif Harhara, CEO of NIMR Automotive

Monday, 20 March 2017 9:26 AM

Dr Fahad Saif Harhara, CEO of NIMR Automotive, on building military vehicles, protecting clients (quite literally) and using martial arts to handle stress

Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund is back on track
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Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund is back on track

Sunday, 19 March 2017 10:00 AM

Mumtalakat CEO adopts cautious approach to investment, prizing stable returns over quick-buck trophy deals


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