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From bricks to clicks: Rashid and Salama Alabbar

Behind the doors of an unassuming warehouse in Dubai’s Al Quoz district, a quiet revolution is taking place. For the next generation of the city’s celebrated Alabbar family, one sector is coming sharply...

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Posted by: Peter Cooper Apr 25, 2016 1:07 PM [United Arab Emirates]

It will be interesting to see if they keep the business or sell it when the valuation is excessive relative to the realistic long-term outlook. That's what many successful dot-com entrepreneurs have done around the world. Elon Musk is an example of serial e-commerce start ups... maybe this is the way forward...

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Mona Tavassoli, founder of Mompreneurs Middle East

Mona Tavassoli, our latest Entrepreneur of the Week, has elevated the concept of mompreneurship in the region by actively working on helping more than 500 Dubai-based female business owners to successfully...

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Posted by: Steve Parker Apr 24, 2016 9:23 AM [England]

Great to read. Always been helpful and great to work with even from our UK base and we are pleased to feel like part of her team - even from afar. Looking forward to our next ventures and visits.

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Wael Al Sayegh on running an SME in the UAE

When people find out that you have become an SME owner it gives them a certain image of you, perhaps as a visionary leader, regardless of whether or not you have any idea what you are actually doing!Now...

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Posted by: Wael Apr 24, 2016 9:18 AM [UAE]

Thank you Shey! Very kind of you to share your thoughts.

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Etihad denies Air Malta equity investment reports

Etihad Airways has denied the latest reports linking it with a possible equity stake investment in Air Malta.Malta’s prime minister Joseph Muscat told local reporters this week that Air Malta was in discussions...

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Posted by: John Smith Apr 24, 2016 9:18 AM [Malta]

There was an article iwhere the Prime Minister officially clarified that he had not concluded any deals with Etihad Airways, it must have been a misunderstanding.

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Emirates boss 'often travels in economy', says Clark

The president of Emirates Airline has revealed that his boss, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, often travels in economy class.In an interview with the BBC, Sir Tim Clark surprised the interviewer, saying...

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Posted by: kallan Apr 24, 2016 9:16 AM [Bahrain]

I recall the CEO of Cathay Pacific was travelling first class and on a stop over in Bahrain, a passenger who had paid full fare for his first class ticket was without a seat. The CEO gave up his seat and moved into the economy. So the Emirates boss too is a good CEO who cares not for his personal interest but the airline.

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Saudi Arabia in $750bn threat to US over 9/11 legislation

Saudi Arabia has warned US officials that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars of American assets if a new bill is passed that could allow the Saudi government to be held accountable for the...

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Posted by: Omar Apr 21, 2016 1:13 PM [Poland]

Saudi Arabian's economy is so entangled with the US that both can hurt each other if they want to. Saudi Arabia, the biggest oil producer, has for many years steadfast in keeping the US dollar as the only currency used for oil. Saddam had tried to shift to Euro but Saudi, which has more control, stood against that. The US dollar does not have a value on its own (no gold ) and will suffer if Saudi Arabia and Opec decided to use other currency. This is probably the biggest threat against the US economy. In all cases, this is an election year so you will only going to get talk but no action and I think things will go back to the norm next year regardless who wins.

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Liverpool FC in 'advanced stages' of MidEast takeover bid – report

Liverpool FC could be set for a takeover bid from a Middle East owner, according to a report in UK media.The UK-based Star newspaper reports that talks are at “an advanced stage” with unnamed possible...

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Posted by: MT3 Apr 21, 2016 1:12 PM [UAE]

And this is exactly why I wouldn't bother investing. To say FSG have done nothing for Liverpool is ridiculous; the club was one hour away from being wound up and consigned to history before it got involved. It is spending millions as we speak on a new stadium with ambitious plans for future development and they have totally modernised the commercial arm of the club. They have doubled the value of the club since taking over and finally it is making a profit after years of losses. And with Klopp in charge the playing side is finally on an upward trajectory which might be sustainable for once rather than the occasional great season of the past 25 years. The one thing FSG can't change, however, is the self-entitled Scousers who seem to think they have a right to win the league every year and this would be the number one reason not to invest. You won't be thanked.

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10 tips on how to grow your business: Reserveout

Building a start-up is difficult. The challenges we are faced with as entrepreneurs in the Middle East are endless, complex and span multiple disciplines within our organisation.As a start-up matures and...

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Posted by: MTI Apr 21, 2016 8:48 AM [United Arab Emirates]

Great article Khalil,

I can't comment on a few points here because I am not an entrepreneur in the true sense... but your words are very wise indeed.

May I add a few details to your points.
First... knowing KPIs is obviously crucial and basic... but analysing KPI performance on the right segments of data is equally crucial. For example if your marketing efforts are geared towards search and you analyse the conversion rate as an aggregate from all your traffic sources then obviously the data will lead to misleading analyses.

All your points about hiring the right people, empowering them, delegating important tasks to them and taking care of them are just a delight to read. And in my opinion this is the most important part of your article. I really think businesses in this day and time, especially mobile centric businesses like RO need people to use their intelligence and bring emotional labour to the work environment.

Best of luck! Great article!

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Switzerland is first to officially sign up for Dubai Expo 2020

Switzerland has become the first country to officially sign up for the Dubai Expo 2020 mega event, it was announced on Tuesday.Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher...

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Posted by: Kurt Blum Apr 20, 2016 1:21 PM [United Arab Emirates]

Great announcement ! Congrats!

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Dubai community malls developer eyes $30m expansion in 2016

UAE-based community mall developer aswaaq has announced plans to invest up to AED110 million ($29.9 million) next year on new projects after reporting record revenue growth of 15 percent for the last 12...

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Posted by: Kate Apr 20, 2016 1:20 PM [United Arab Emirates]

Thank you for sharing and this was a great news for Dubai community

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