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Get smart: Dr Manahel Thabet
Culture & Society»

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
Politics & Economics»

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
StartUp»

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

Leading lady: Meera Kaul interview
StartUp»

Leading lady: Meera Kaul interview

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 4:20 PM

In an exclusive interview, Meera Kaul recalls her journey to success, and explains why she is supporting women in science and business.

Maria Conceicao: on top of the world
Culture & Society»

Maria Conceicao: on top of the world

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:37 PM

She has climbed to the peak of Mt Everest, trekked to the North Pole and recently completed seven consecutive marathons on seven continents, but former Emirates Airline flight attendant Maria Conceicao is now facing an even tougher challenge: raising $250,000 annually to help school 200 Bangladeshi children

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Passion and purpose: Dumyé interview
StartUp»

Passion and purpose: Dumyé interview

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 9:56 AM

Sahar Wahbeh, founder of Dumyé, reveals to Tamara Pupic the noble cause behind her dolls

Interview: Kenneth Feld
Arts»

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
StartUp»

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
Arts»

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
StartUp»

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
StartUp»

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
StartUp»

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
StartUp»

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
Transport»

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
Culture & Society»

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


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