An author, historian and former economy and trade minister, Qatar’s HE Sheikh Mohamed AJ Althani questions whether Arabs are doing enough to retain their culture, and explains why the state cannot play a central role in the diversification of local economies forever
Inventor, scientist, entrepreneur, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Shura Council member Hayat Sindi is a role model for young people in the Gulf. The Saudi national speaks exclusively to Arabian Business about the fear of failure and how her passion to succeed keeps driving her forward.
Another successful Middle East Film and Comic Con event took place in Dubai last month, showing the world the strength and diversity of the region’s popular culture offerings. One of the exhibitors, Mai El Shoush, tells StartUp how meeting people at last year’s inaugural event led to her breaking into the world of comic books herself with her debut series, Drawn
Food security is now high on the government agenda as Qatar looks at becoming self sufficient. Arabian Business Qatar meets Widam CEO Ahmad Nasser Sraiya Al Kaabi, who is expanding the livestock business to meet the demands of his country
Founded six years ago, START was an ambitious programme to provide art education for underprivileged children in the region. Director Tanaz Dizadji reveals how it has become a huge success, reaching close to 6,000 children
While the Arab Spring has not yet resulted in greater prominence for the region’s female workforce, prominent Saudi social commentator Muna AbuSulayman believes that the seeds of change have been planted
Over the past 40 years, Munib Masri has played an integral role in the Palestinian peace process, with Yasser Arafat offering him the Palestinian premiership several times. Along the way, he has also created one of the country’s most successful companies, PADICO. In a rare interview, he lifts the lid on an incredible journey through politics, profits and philanthropy