Q&A with the co-founder of Fit Republik

Q&A with the co-founder of Fit Republik

Lubna Hamdan talks to Ali El Amine, co-founder of the latest addition to Dubai’s fitness scene, FitRepublik.

The detail of retail: Ishwar Chugani

The detail of retail: Ishwar Chugani

The Middle East head of Asian clothing giant Giordano, Ishwar Chugani, explains why his stores never discount and his target for 300 outlets in three years

Get smart: Dr Manahel Thabet

Get smart: Dr Manahel Thabet

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

Connecting for growth: peer-to-peer finance

Connecting for growth: peer-to-peer finance

How the likes of Ravi Bhusari, managing director and co-founder of DUPLAYS, has benefitted from innovative peer-to-peer finance solution Beehive, founded by CEO Craig Moore

Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO

Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO

Less than a year into his role as head of the Japanese giant, Hiroki Totoki explains how he is bringing the company back from the brink, why smart technology is becoming increasingly exciting, and how he is meeting the challenge of budget smartphone manufacturers

Expanding the empire: Mövenpick's Jean Gabriel Peres

Expanding the empire: Mövenpick's Jean Gabriel Peres

With more than 10 hotels planned across the GCC in the next five years, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts is looking to strengthen its grip and increase market share. The company’s president and CEO, Jean Gabriel Peres, discusses the brand’s bold plans, and the challenges of balancing traditional standards with the hospitality industry’s continual innovations.

Ice princess: Meet the figure skater aiming to be the first Emirati to compete at the Winter Olympics

Ice princess: Meet the figure skater aiming to be the first Emirati to compete at the Winter Olympics

20-year-old Zahra Lari's goal is to qualify to represent the United Arab Emirates at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea

Interview: Majid Al Futtaim chief Alain Bejjani

Interview: Majid Al Futtaim chief Alain Bejjani

Six months into his tenure as head of Majid Al Futtaim, the Gulf’s biggest shopping mall developer, Alain Bejjani is on track to double the size of the company in just five years

Bigger than Washington DC and backed by Emaar: Saudi Arabia's plans to build the city of the future

Bigger than Washington DC and backed by Emaar: Saudi Arabia's plans to build the city of the future

A decade after the world’s most expensive real estate project was announced, King Abdullah Economic City has completed many of its key components. Chief executive Fahd Al Rasheed explains why tourism, education and entrepreneurship are now his biggest focus

Fame, fortune and fashion: Rami Al Ali

Fame, fortune and fashion: Rami Al Ali

Syrian-born designer Rami Al Ali started as an intern in Dubai. Today his brand Rami Al Ali Couture has hit the global stage, with supermodels and celebrities queuing up for his collections. But the fashion mogul is still not ready to embrace Dubai’s own Fashion Forward


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