The new space race: Beating Branson with balloons

The new space race: Beating Branson with balloons

Six years and four deaths after Virgin Galactic claimed it was close to taking tourists into space on rocket-propelled spaceships, the company founded by Sir Richard Branson and backed by Abu Dhabi is at risk of being surpassed by helium balloons. One of the frontrunners in the new space race reveals why.

BMW intent on staying number one in the Middle East

BMW intent on staying number one in the Middle East

BMW has the biggest market share for the premium car segment in the Middle East and seems to be breaking records every year. But for new regional managing director Johannes Seibert, there’s still plenty of work to be done to grow the brand even further.

A dormant Dubai developer explains why now is the time to get back in the market

A dormant Dubai developer explains why now is the time to get back in the market

Zafer Taher, the CEO of property developer G&Co, is reaping the rewards of his strategy to stay put during Dubai’s financial crisis. With one property project due to be completed next year, and two more on the way, he’s confident that it’s still a good time to buy in the emirate.

Henry Ford revolutionised the car industry. Can his great-grandson save the planet from global gridlock?

Henry Ford revolutionised the car industry. Can his great-grandson save the planet from global gridlock?

Bill Ford now runs a $55 billion company that has a claim to being America’s most influential and innovative corporate. In an exclusive interview, the executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company explains how the 111-year-old firm will adapt to the automotive market’s new world order.

Meet the man who created YouTube but what did Chad Hurley do next?

Meet the man who created YouTube but what did Chad Hurley do next?

Chad Hurley made half a billion dollars when YouTube, the video-sharing behemoth he co-created, was sold to Google. In an exclusive interview, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur talks mentors, money and motivation

How I turned a $5,000 investment into a half-a-billion-dollar fortune

How I turned a $5,000 investment into a half-a-billion-dollar fortune

Faizal E Kottikollon built a world-class business in Dubai by tapping into the notoriously closed oil and gas market. He is now looking to leverage that know-how by teaming up with high profile global partners to drive down the costs of education, healthcare and housing - helping to improve the lives of millions

Dress for success: Designer24 interview

Dress for success: Designer24 interview

The founders of Designer24 explain why their online designer dress hire service is proving so popular

Interview: Kenneth Feld

Interview: Kenneth Feld

Irvin Feld reinvigorated the American circus industry in the 1950s but it was his son Kenneth’s deal with Disney that turned the traditional business into the largest live family entertainment company in the world. As the business expands with the next generation, the Middle East is quickly becoming a focal part of its international growth.

Prescription for change: Dr Hanan Al Kuwari

Prescription for change: Dr Hanan Al Kuwari

Dr Hanan Al Kuwari runs one of the Gulf’s largest public healthcare providers. In an exclusive interview with Arabian Business, the managing director of Hamad Medical Corporation explains how the organisation will hit its hugely ambitious targets

Walking on air: Naji Skaf

Walking on air: Naji Skaf

When Naji Skaf was appointed CEO of gas group Gulf Cryo well in advance of his 40th birthday, he raised several eyebrows. The young executive discusses how he uses his age to his advantage, what it’s like trying to advance within an established family business, and how he’s taking the company to the next level


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