In this month’s Chatterbox: GCC Entrepreneurs on The Rise, Manar Al Hinai, an award-winning Emirati writer and entrepreneur based in Abu Dhabi, presents Sulaiman Al Thehli and Maryam Al Suwaidi, the husband-and-wife founders of Design Talk, an Abu Dhabi-based interior design studio
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.
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
Throughout her career, Clare Woodcraft-Scott, CEO of the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, has used her time and skills in impactful ways and managed to enforce her vision of a professional approach to philanthropy across the MENA region.
Emirati entrepreneur, visionary and award-winning patron of the arts, Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, and Vilma Jurkute, director of Alserkal Avenue, give details on how his brainchild – Alserkal Avenue – has evolved into a platform for the region’s growing creative industries.
The second edition of the Ro’Ya programme, an initiative of the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) and MasterCard, has proved a successful strategy for harnessing the power of female entrepreneurial talent
Swami Parthasarathy is the first to concede that few understand his way of life. But those who do — including many of the world’s top performers — are the ones who excel, he says. During a visit to Dubai, the Indian guru gives a lecture that is nothing short of contentious
Essa Al Zaabi, senior vice-president, institutional support sector, Dubai Chamber and general coordinator of Tejar Dubai, explains how the chamber’s entrepreneurship programme is helping build a nation of business people.
The founder of the largest law firm in the Middle East is working to refresh antiquated laws and build up the indigenous legal workforce in the UAE to ensure the country remains a strong centre for domestic and international business
With an IQ placing her in the top 0.1 percent of the world, Dr Manahel Thabet is arguably the most intelligent living Arab. But she fears the region is repressing its most scientific and innovative minds, while falling prey to the ‘pollution’ of social media. It all spells economic disaster, she warns
Khalid Alkhudair gave up everything to create what at the time was considered unthinkable – a recruitment company for Saudi women. Four years on, the founder of Glowork is hoping to tap a hugely lucrative market to build a $1bn company
Nadine Halabi discusses the Dubai Business Women Council’s 2015 Ro’Ya programme, which offers female entrepreneurs the opportunity to get the advice and guidance they need to launch their own start-ups