Chairman and CEO of Blue Ocean Group
Director and partner of Danube Properties, Atif Rahman, gives us the inside track on key aspects of the region’s ever-evolving real estate industry
From motor vehicles to property and philanthropy, billionaire businessman Ghassan Aboud is the quintessential entrepreneurial success story. Speaking with Gulf Business, he recalls his rise to the top, reveals how his conglomerate – Ghassan Aboud Group – has helped drive humanitarian efforts, and explains why Dubai is the perfect place to start a bu siness
ALEXANDRE ARNAULT WAS JUST 24 WHEN HE WAS APPOINTED AS THE CEO OF MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR LUGGAGE MANUFACTURER RIMOWA. BUT HIS AGE IS DISPROPORTIONATE TO WHAT HE’S ACHIEVED PROFESSIONALLY SINCE THEN – AND WHAT HE’S SET OUT TO DO NEXT
Al Ruwad's Resolve
Ismail Al Hammadi, managing director of Al Ruwad Real Estate, explains how the company has weathered economic headwinds, why he is confident in the future of Dubai’s real estate sector, and where key opportunities are in the market
The Far Side Of Fashion
In a wide-ranging interview with Gulf Business, the founder, co-chairman and CEO of multibillion-dollar luxury e-retailer Farfetch, José Neves, reveals how the online giant is setting new rules for the sector, and why its next step is to break out of the digital realm.
Bringing A Data Giant To Dubai
Alteryx chairman and CEO Dean Stoecker talks with Gulf Business about the importance of data analysis in today’s business environment, and why Dubai was the obvious choice for the tech company’s newest office.
A New Era For The Gulf's Luxury Market
The state of luxury is in flux. The concept that a luxury good is a status symbol is rapidly being replaced by that of experiences. With economic headwinds impacting the global economy, we delve into how the GCC’s luxury market is coping, and why its future remains a positive one.
Catherine Rénier, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre, was in Dubai recently to open a flagship boutique at the Dubai mall. Gulf business sat down with her to chart the direction in which she’s steering this Swiss watchmaker.
Invested In The Future
Shailesh dash has come a long way since launching wealth management platform al masah in capital in 2010, with some $1.7bn of funds raised, almost $500m worth of private transactions, and the promise of much more to come. The entrepreneur and financier talks exclusively to gulf business about where the region’s investment market is heading, and how young entrepreneurs can succeed in a competitive landscape.
As the former group CEO of DP World, and the UAE’s assistant foreign minister for economic and trade affairs, HE Dr Mohammed Sharaf has more leadership experience than most. In an exclusive interview with Gulf Business, the CEO par excellence reveals what it takes to become – and remain - an effective leader.
Putting Patients At The Heart Of Healthcare
With the region’s healthcare industry seeing major developments in technology, changing patient needs, and an increasingly competitive marketplace, we examine how customer-centricity has a taken on greater importance than ever before.
Taking The Lead In Corporate Health
Dubai Islamic Bank’s Group CEO, Dr Adnan Chilwan, Reveals How He Is Helping His Employees Achieve Wellbeing In The Workplace.
The Fight To Find Value And Relevance
David Fregonas, head of Accenture Interactive for Middle East and Turkey, explains why organisations must focus on delivering value or risk losing consumers’ confidence.
When Will Demographics And Demand Drive Housing Education Prices?
Carla Maria Issa, senior research analyst at Property Finder, examines how supply and demand could create a shift in the UAE’s housing and education markets.
How Pop Culture Is Reaching Its Potential
We speak with the event manager for April’s Middle East Film and Comic Con, Michael Lamprecht, about the business side of the region’s pop culture sector.
Danube Properties' Market Share Rises To 10.6 Per Cent, As Sales Hit Dhs978m
The Dubai-based developer sold 1,869 units in 2018 - more than 10 per cent of the total off-plan units sold in Dubai.
After Karl Lagerfeld, What's Next?
Chanel, Fendi and the late designer’s eponymous label all have a bright future ahead – here’s how Lagerfeld made sure of that during his lifetime.
With two data centres due to launch in the UAE this year, Microsoft Gulf has bold ambitions to boost digital transformation in the region. In an exclusive interview with general manager Sayed Hashish, we find out just how the regional branch of the tech giant seeks to empower customers and communities across the GCC.
Saudi Signs 35 Agreements With China Worth $28bn
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cemented a $10bn deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China – one of 35 agreements worth $28bn between the two contries.
Is Iot Getting More Secure ?
Sebastien Pavie, regional director for enterprise and cybersecurity at Gemalto, explains both the perils and potential of the Internet of Things, and how you best protect sensitive data.
Innovation On Speed - Dial
As the region’s telecommunication companies drive forward a series of innovations, we look at how telcos are pushing the tech limits in increasingly new and exciting ways.
A New World
At the first every OpenWorld event in the Middle East, Oracle executives highlighted the changing nature of today’s technologies, and what businesses need to do to stay competitive.
When pushed on an F1 track, the new Lamborghini Huracán Evo comes through with flying colours
Threading The Needle... The Green Way
UAE homegrown bespoke luxury menswear brand Benjamin Siggers is putting the focus squarely on sustainable fashion
How New Long - Term Visas Impact Moving Trends In Dubai
Bana Shomali, CEO and founder of ServiceMarket, explains the potential benefits of Dubai’s array of new five and 10-year visas
On A Diplomatic Mission
Since his appointment as the UAE’s Ambassador to the Court of St James in 2016, His Excellency Sulaiman Hamid Al Mazroui has worked to boost ties between the UAE and UK. Ian Fairservice met with the ambassador to talk trade, culture and diplomacy.
Smart Cities: The Future Of Urban Living
Dr. Tarig Enaya, SVP enterprise at Saudi Telecom company, explains how smart technology is enhancing urban life, and shaping the cities of the future.
Building For The Future
As CEO of WASL Asset Management group, he Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim is responsible for one of the largest real estate management companies in Dubai. In an exclusive interview, he talks growth, iconic projects, and the fate of the Emirate’s real estate market.
Bring The Family
We test drive the all-new Mercedes- AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe in Austin, Texas, and find that it handles the track just as well as it does the highway.