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Show me the money: LuLu CEO Adeeb Ahamed
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Show me the money: LuLu CEO Adeeb Ahamed

Saturday, 20 December 2014 2:24 AM

Adeeb Ahamed, the CEO of LuLu International Exchange, speaks exclusively to Arabian Business about the future of the remittances business

Meet the man behind the Blackphone
Technology»

Meet the man behind the Blackphone

Friday, 19 December 2014 2:26 AM

Backed by none other than former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the ultra-secure Blackphone is swiftly becoming the communications device of choice for billionaires, governments and ruling families around the world. Mike Janke, who runs the firm that manufactures Blackphone, explains more

Plane talker: Dnata's Gary Chapman
Transport»

Plane talker: Dnata's Gary Chapman

Friday, 19 December 2014 2:25 AM

The veteran CEO of air services company dnata, Gary Chapman, reveals why Emirates Airline is his most difficult customer, how he won the Rugby Sevens World Cup for Dubai and his boss Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s surprising list of priorities

Time to shake things up: Sébastien Bazin on his plans for the world's largest hotel operator
Travel & Hospitality»

Time to shake things up: Sébastien Bazin on his plans for the world's largest hotel operator

Saturday, 13 December 2014 10:35 AM

It can be the worst nightmare of an employee or a shareholder: a new CEO sweeps in and shakes things up. But Sébastien Bazin says his radical makeover of leading hotel owner Accor will make the company a household name

What ex-Emirates NBD chief Rick Pudner did next
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What ex-Emirates NBD chief Rick Pudner did next

Friday, 12 December 2014 5:38 PM

Rick Pudner was one of the most high-profile bankers and expats in the UAE before he quit as Group CEO of Emirates NBD, Dubai’s biggest bank. Now he’s back and looking to launch a whole new financial model.

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The lion's roar: Ashish J Thakkar's rise from Rwanda genocide to $1bn powerhouse
Real Estate»

The lion's roar: Ashish J Thakkar's rise from Rwanda genocide to $1bn powerhouse

Friday, 12 December 2014 5:37 PM

Twenty years ago the Dubai-based business tycoon watched his parents flee the Rwanda genocide having lost everything — again. Today, the company he started to help get his family back on their feet is a monstrous conglomerate in 22 African countries.

TASC Outsourcing: One of Dubai’s modern-day success stories
Jobs»

TASC Outsourcing: One of Dubai’s modern-day success stories

Thursday, 11 December 2014 4:50 PM

It’s taken just six years to create one of the Gulf’s biggest outsourcing firms. Meet Mahesh Shahdadpuri, the brains behind TASC Outsourcing

Interview: Jumeirah on new lifestyle brand Venu
Travel & Hospitality»

Interview: Jumeirah on new lifestyle brand Venu

Thursday, 4 December 2014 3:27 PM

Three years after scrapping plans for Venu Hotels, Jumeirah has revived the lifestyle concept

Interview with Majed Al Suwaidi
StartUp»

Interview with Majed Al Suwaidi

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:18 PM

The man behind Dubai Internet City has been at the forefront of Dubai’s transformation into a knowledge economy, and is now purposely encouraging entrepreneurs to innovate and create change. Tamara Pupic caught up with Majed Al Suwaidi, managing director of DIC and DOZ

Heroes’ welcome: Interview with young achievers
StartUp»

Heroes’ welcome: Interview with young achievers

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:18 PM

A quartet of innovative computer programmers were honoured at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards for their new app, Heroes. The group of Dubai-based students explain why they developed the cancer-oriented social networking concept, and how technology can help boost health

Harmeek Singh’s game plan
StartUp»

Harmeek Singh’s game plan

Thursday, 4 December 2014 1:48 PM

Harmeek Singh, owner and CEO of Plan b Group, has challenged the status quo, dreamed big, and achieved a lot. He tells Tamara Pupic how he has battled his way onto the world stage and found success

Focus: Why youth unemployment is an even bigger threat to the region than ISIL
Politics & Economics»

Focus: Why youth unemployment is an even bigger threat to the region than ISIL

Friday, 28 November 2014 1:11 AM

Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi got his early training as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force of Oman and recently was unveiled as the new executive chairman of Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp

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Theo Paphitis: Why I left Dragon’s Den
Style»

Theo Paphitis: Why I left Dragon’s Den

Thursday, 27 November 2014 3:46 PM

We sit with the business mogul who shares with us his best entrepreneurial advice and his new found passion in business.

Time to do away with credit cards and cash?
Technology»

Time to do away with credit cards and cash?

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:10 AM

You may not know much about Network International, but its name is on nearly every receipt issued in the UAE. Chief executive Bhairav Trivedi explains how we may pay for goods and services in the future.

The new space race: Beating Branson with balloons
Technology»

The new space race: Beating Branson with balloons

Monday, 24 November 2014 10:02 AM

Six years and four deaths after Virgin Galactic claimed it was close to taking tourists into space on rocket-propelled spaceships, the company founded by Sir Richard Branson and backed by Abu Dhabi is at risk of being surpassed by helium balloons. One of the frontrunners in the new space race reveals why.

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