The UAE’s third-largest emirate has trod its own path, focusing on Islamic culture and diversifying its economy. It’s an approach that has paid off, argues the director general of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Hussain Al Mahmoudi
The Palestinian economy represents an extraordinary opportunity for investors who can see past the grim headlines, says the chairman of the country’s biggest bank, Hashim Shawa
After a six-year wait, Daman Investments is set to launch an IPO in the first quarter of 2015. It's chairman and founder speaks out about the volatility on local stock markets, the Arabtec fiasco and recent ‘greenfield’ listings
With his trademark boundless energy, Fadi Ghandour recently gave budding entrepreneurs the benefit of his experience and success with an insightful presentation in Dubai. But as he revealed to Arabian Business it is the private sector which needs to change to bring a positive future to the Arab world
The boss of one of the Middle East’s largest food and beverage companies and the conglomerate behind favourites such as Tang, Oreo and Kraft cheese, Mondelēz International’s Vishal Tikku, explains the dilemma between balancing goodness with good taste and how he decides when to bring a successful brand to the Gulf market
Just how did Massimiliano Pogliani rescue phone brand Vertu? The company’s CEO tells Arabian Business how he revolutionised and resurrected the fortunes of the once technology-shy luxury mobile phone business, and why moving step-by-step can pay dividends
Sir Rocco Forte's recent deal with Italian sovereign wealth fund FSI has brought a new lease of life to the hospitality grandee’s eponymous hotel chain. Can the Middle East finally start to play a bigger role in Sir Rocco’s plans?
Meet the Landmark Group’s go-to guy for starting up new brands, Shivam Goyal. His latest mission is to take SportsOne to 40 retail outlets across the GCC by 2017.
After arriving in Dubai three decades ago, Shaji Ul Mulk was determined to make it on his own. Now chairman of one of the UAE’s biggest manufacturing empires, he shares his challenging road to success, his dreams for the healthcare industry, his IPO plans, and why there’s still plenty of chapters to write about Mulk Holdings’ promising future
Oman’s second telco, Nawras, has now officially rebranded as Ooredoo, spreading the Qatar-based firm’s global reach. Ooredoo Oman CEO Greg Young explains why the move will create noise not only in the domestic but in the international telecoms industry as well, and why sites such as Facebook and YouTube also will be listening in