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Building an interior design business in the GCC
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Building an interior design business in the GCC

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 3:07 PM

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

Leading by example: Khuloud Al Nuwais
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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

Mind coach: The importance of mental toughness in business
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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.

Destined for greatness: The Entertainer creator Donna Benton
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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

Philanthropy and entrepreneurship: Clare Woodcraft-Scott
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Philanthropy and entrepreneurship: Clare Woodcraft-Scott

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 1:35 PM

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.

Dare to dream: Chaker Khazaal's journey from refugee camp to best-selling author
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Dare to dream: Chaker Khazaal's journey from refugee camp to best-selling author

Monday, 28 March 2016 10:49 AM

Chaker Khazaal aims to inspire a generation of disenfranchised Palestinians to dream big

A creative vision: How Alserkal Avenue became Dubai's cultural district
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A creative vision: How Alserkal Avenue became Dubai's cultural district

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 12:00 PM

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.

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Introducing the winners of Ro’ya 2015
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Introducing the winners of Ro’ya 2015

Sunday, 24 January 2016 9:32 AM

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

The business guru: Swami Parthasarathy
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The business guru: Swami Parthasarathy

Friday, 18 December 2015 1:09 AM

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

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Charting the rise of the Emirati entrepreneur
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Charting the rise of the Emirati entrepreneur

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:46 AM

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.

Emirati lawyer Essam Al Tamimi explains why much of the UAE’s legislation, which is nearly half-a-century old, is in need of revision
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Emirati lawyer Essam Al Tamimi explains why much of the UAE’s legislation, which is nearly half-a-century old, is in need of revision

Friday, 11 December 2015 3:36 AM

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

Nurturing future Emirati leaders
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Nurturing future Emirati leaders

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 5:47 PM

Omar Al Busaidy and Khalid Al Ameri, co-founders of Global Possibilities, outline how they intend to help develop a unique UAE working culture.

Get smart: Dr Manahel Thabet
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Get smart: Dr Manahel Thabet

Friday, 17 July 2015 1:36 AM

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

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Putting Saudi women first: Glowork's Khalid Alkhudair
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Putting Saudi women first: Glowork's Khalid Alkhudair

Friday, 5 June 2015 9:30 AM

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

Developing Dubai’s female entrepreneurs
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Developing Dubai’s female entrepreneurs

Sunday, 31 May 2015 9:20 AM

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


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