Positive change: Interview with Raja Al Gurg

Positive change: Interview with Raja Al Gurg

Raja Al Gurg is one of the UAE’s most successful and best known business women. She spoke to StartUp to explain how her work with the Dubai Business Women’s council is helping to develop the role of female entrepreneurs in the region, and why encouragement is the key

Tasweek: preparing to go public

Tasweek: preparing to go public

Masood Al Awar made his name as the first real estate agent to sell freehold property in Dubai and later this year he is hoping to break the mould again with Tasweek’s ambitious multi-million-dollar listing

Interview: Staywell Hospitality chief Simon Wan

Interview: Staywell Hospitality chief Simon Wan

Simon Wan is planning to expand StayWell Hospitality to 100 properties worldwide. Many of those are likely to be based in the Middle East.

Facebook: One billion friends and counting...

Facebook: One billion friends and counting...

Facebook is taking over the world, one ‘like’ at a time. The woman who oversees the tech giant’s operations on three continents, Nicola Mendelsohn, talks power, prospects and privacy

The insider: Sameer Al Ansari

The insider: Sameer Al Ansari

Sameer Al Ansari is one of few people to have seen the rise, fall and rebirth of Dubai from an insider’s perspective. In an exclusive interview, the former head of Dubai International Capital describes how the crash happened and whether anything has really changed as a result

Behind the scenes of Msheireb Downtown

Behind the scenes of Msheireb Downtown

Doha’s ambitious plan to completely redevelop the historical centre of the city is gathering pace. The man in charge of the masterplan, Msheireb Properties chief executive Abdulla Al Mehshadi explains all

Revealed: how to sell your car in 30 minutes

Revealed: how to sell your car in 30 minutes

The UAE’s second-hand car industry is worth over $2.5bn but remains a nightmare to navigate. Serial entrepreneur Saygin Yalcin’s latest venture, SellAnyCar.com, is threatening to completely revamp the sector

Lighting the way: Eros chief Deepak Babani

Lighting the way: Eros chief Deepak Babani

Half of all televisions and mobile phones sold in the UAE make their way to the shelves via the Eros Group. Chief executive Deepak Babani explains how he has managed to stay ahead of a rapidly evolving market and what he thinks will drive the group over the next ten years

Turning the tide in Gaza

Turning the tide in Gaza

Israel may have demonstrated overwhelming military power against the population of Gaza over the last month, but it faces an increasingly tough battle against the rapidly growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Palestine-based BDS movement, explains how the tide of global opinion is changing

Interview: flydubai's CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith

Interview: flydubai's CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith

New destinations, new aircraft and new services are all in the pipeline for one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, flydubai


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