For Twitter or for worse: Shailesh Rao

For Twitter or for worse: Shailesh Rao

Twitter plans to open an office in Dubai, at the heart of its fastest-growing region. The social networking site’s regional boss, Shailesh Rao, explains why

Loan Ranger: Emirates NBD's Shayne Nelson

Loan Ranger: Emirates NBD's Shayne Nelson

A year after taking over as chief executive of local banking giant Emirates NBD, Australia’s Shayne Nelson says he’s ready to take the lender into the next era.

Five minutes with… A royal milliner

Five minutes with… A royal milliner

Rachel Trevor-Morgan started making hats 25 years ago and her clients include England's Queen Elizabeth II and Dubai's Princess Haya

Sailing ahead: N-KOM's Chandru Rajwani

Sailing ahead: N-KOM's Chandru Rajwani

From revolutionary new engines set to dramatically improve shipping sustainability to Doha’s under-construction Hamad Port, the new boss of Qatari shipping operator N-KOM, Chandru Rajwani, is optimistic about what’s on the horizon. So much so, he is brushing aside competition from neighbouring Gulf states

Bob Geldof, the African knight

Bob Geldof, the African knight

Outspoken Irish musician and charity campaigner Sir Bob Geldof reveals how Dubai was the unlikely catalyst for the initial success of Live Aid and why he is leading a $250m private equity fund into Africa, “the safest zone to be in” right now

More than just an Illusion: Faisal Memon

More than just an Illusion: Faisal Memon

Founder and CEO Faisal Memon reveals the Dubai-headquartered tech firm’s incredible global growth story as it enters a new unprecedented expansion phase, rolling out a pioneering worldwide travel marketplace and transitioning to the latest cloud technology

You may not have heard of Djibouti, but it's about to launch itself on the global stage in a big way

You may not have heard of Djibouti, but it's about to launch itself on the global stage in a big way

The diminutive state, a stone’s throw across the Gulf of Aden, is developing both its infrastructure and economy at a rate comparative to the UAE and Qatar. Finance Minister Ilyas Dawaleh explains how he plans to double GDP within three years, overtaking most of Africa

Bringing malls to the masses: Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq

Bringing malls to the masses: Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq

Why retail magnate Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq is investing $2bn in Kuwait’s future

Five minutes with… Syrian fashion designer Rami Al Ali

Five minutes with… Syrian fashion designer Rami Al Ali

Dubai-based designer has dressed celebrities such as Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Ivana Trump

"I'm not afraid of anybody," says Lufthansa boss

German flag-carrier Lufthansa celebrates its 60th anniversary in April. New CEO Carsten Spohr has only been in the job less than a year but he’s determined to turn around the fortunes of Europe’s largest airline group, which means more clashes with the fast-growing Gulf carriers, German labour unions and anyone else looking to get in his way


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