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Interview: Kenneth Feld
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Interview: Kenneth Feld

Monday, 3 November 2014 10:49 AM

Irvin Feld reinvigorated the American circus industry in the 1950s but it was his son Kenneth’s deal with Disney that turned the traditional business into the largest live family entertainment company in the world. As the business expands with the next generation, the Middle East is quickly becoming a focal part of its international growth.

Leading by example: Tharawat interview
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Leading by example: Tharawat interview

Monday, 8 September 2014 1:32 PM

Farida El Agamy of Tharawat Family Business Forum explains how the business network helps companies to learn from each other

The life and crimes of Jordan Belfort
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The life and crimes of Jordan Belfort

Friday, 16 May 2014 10:45 AM

Jordan Belfort will be appearing at the Arabian Business Forum at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai on May 19

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Mind over matter: Lama Younis interview
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Mind over matter: Lama Younis interview

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 2:44 PM

Saudi academic and entrepreneur Lama Younis reveals why she set up the Hissah Enrichment Centre, and how she aims to develop individuals, communities, and cultural perspectives in the GCC region

Blending technology and spirituality: Hajjnet
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Blending technology and spirituality: Hajjnet

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 10:58 AM

Founder of Hajjnet, Ali Dabaja, explains how he is using apps to help pilgrims get the most out of their Hajj experience

Future Kids interview: Samantha Malkoun
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Future Kids interview: Samantha Malkoun

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 10:40 AM

Samantha Malkoun tells StartUp how her brain training business Future Kids aims to give children a fully rounded education and a love for learning

Angling for success: Fishfishme
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Angling for success: Fishfishme

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 11:10 AM

When Abdullah Alshalabi cast his net into the fickle waters of entrepreneurship, he caught an idea which has revolutionised the way people fish for leisure in the region

Interview: Richard Branson
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Interview: Richard Branson

Saturday, 22 February 2014 2:41 AM

Serial entrepreneur and billionaire Sir Richard Branson talks candidly about startups, success and space travel

Interview: Qatar's Sheikh Mohamed AJ Althani
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Interview: Qatar's Sheikh Mohamed AJ Althani

Sunday, 20 October 2013 2:30 PM

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

Hayat Sindi: Guiding light
Culture & Society»

Hayat Sindi: Guiding light

Saturday, 14 September 2013 11:00 AM

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.

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Giving hope to disadvantaged kids in India
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Giving hope to disadvantaged kids in India

Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:17 AM

Lucy Bruce, the founder of Harmony House, a day centre for impoverished children in India, is eyeing the expansion of her ventures in both the UAE and Gurgaon

Strumming a perfect tune
StartUp»

Strumming a perfect tune

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 9:52 AM

Ramsay Phillips, owner of boutique guitar manufacturing workshop, Ramsay Phillips Guitars, reveals why and how he started his business

Illuminating zentrepreneurs
StartUp»

Illuminating zentrepreneurs

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 12:07 PM

Soniyaa Punjabi of wellness centre Illuminations World explains how entrepreneurs can benefit from becoming zentrepreneurs.

Drawing on experience
Arts»

Drawing on experience

Sunday, 26 May 2013 12:53 PM

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 for thought
Gourmet»

Food for thought

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:32 AM

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

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