Message from regional hospitality leaders: Dubai is open

Dubai officially reopened its doors to international tourists from July 7, even as the local economy has gradually returned to some level of normalcy. Covid-19 preventative measures remain, but the move will hopefully bolster the entire tourism ecosystem and aid its economic recovery. Have hospitality and leisure businesses in Dubai started to feel the impact?

Covid-19 impact: Is consolidation the way ahead for GCC’s aviation industry?

Are mergers the way ahead for the GCC’s airline industry post pandemic?

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UAE Hope Probe: To Mars and beyond

Along with the Hope Probe, the UAE’s space ambitions and its endeavours towards a knowledge-based economy have also taken flight

What is the current state of the UAE’s startup ecosystem?

Despite the Covid-19 crisis, here’s why this is a good time to start a business in the UAE, opines Mana Al Suwaidi, executive chairman, Startegi Advisors

How should regional leaders manage change successfully?

Leaders have the responsibility of ensuring that employees are able to smoothly transition back to offices

Faces to watch: Game-changers in the regional tech industry

As organisations across the private and public spectrum in the GCC march ahead with digital and technology-centric transformations, we highlight the regional game-changers and stalwarts that are leading the charge

Revealed: Top 10 tech executives in the MENA region

Technologies such as AI are shifting the way the world works, with the Middle East region striving to be at the forefront of this new era. As public and private sector organisations embark on digital transformation strategies, we highlight the regional executives leading this technological revolution

TOPSHOT - A worker wearing a hard hat walks past a mural in Dubai on June 3, 2020. - Shopping malls in Dubai will fully reopen for business on June 3, in the latest easing of COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions, the emirate's media office announced. The step makes the glitzy city-state the first in the Middle East to drop nearly all restrictions to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus that hit retailers and leisure activities. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP) (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

Messages from executives: How are regional offices reopening amid Covid-19 concerns?

With regional businesses now allowed to return back to offices, how are they handling the transition?

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Disruptors in the UAE: How have they shifted the landscape?

Disrupting, enabling, reinventing the system – whatever you want to call it, a shift in the status quo is alive and well in the UAE

Covid-19 impact on the GCC’s energy sector: Switching on or off?

The energy sector continues to be the biggest pillar powering the growth of GCC economies. But as it reels with the impact of the historic oil price drop and the Covid-19 pandemic, is the outlook for the future brighter?

Covid-19 impact: Are regional industries holding up strong?

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreck economies across the world, how are the main pillars supporting the GCC’s economy holding up?

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Covid-19: How businesses must handle the new normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced organisations to rethink their digital and business strategies and re-invent the way they operate

The importance of sending out the right message this Ramadan

Brands that traditionally see increased business during Ramadan should maintain increased communication with their consumers during the current crisis

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What role do social media influencers play in the UAE in the current crisis?

The impact of Covid-19 on the influencer industry has been significant. Yet, some are adapting to the crisis to capitalise on a vast new captive audience

The climate crisis: Is the GCC doing enough in the sustainability space?

While many regional companies are championing the cause, more needs to be done

Saudi Arabia’s big push to attract investment

From offering entrepreneur licences in “hours” to hosting pop concerts, Saudi Arabia is going all out to attract foreign direct investment. Is it succeeding so far?

How Dubai’s Danube is maintaining balanced growth

Danube Group is focusing on growing its existing businesses, says managing director Anis Sajan

Malaysia’s Maybank to chart a new course in the region

With Malaysia’s biggest bank opening its first overseas branch in Dubai, will the industry benefit from greater collaboration

Julius Baer – banking on a people business

Technological advancements have disrupted the wealth management industry while global uncertainties continue to unsettle the fortunes of many of the world’s richest. But Swiss private bank Julius Baer’s head of Middle East and Africa Régis Burger is confident that people will remain at the heart of the business. Here’s why

Gulfood 2020: All in good taste

With food security high on the UAE’s agenda, local F&B operators are investing heavily in innovation and new technologies, as was evident at the annual Gulfood exhibition in Dubai. What comes next?

Revealed: Arab leaders for change

The list features prominent Arab business veterans and personalities from across industries who are making an impact

Will online food ordering sidetrack retail e-commerce?

Due to convenience, online food ordering and delivery comes as a natural, organic step to retail e-commerce

Power Letters 2020: Abdullah Al-Dawood, board member and group CEO of Seera Group

“The kingdom’s tourism strategy is backed by astonishing infrastructure investments to the tune of $1.1trillion over the next 20 years”

Power Letters 2020: Maryam Eid AlMheiri, vice-chair, twofour54

“AI and data analytics are creating new levels of personalisation in media”

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Power Letters 2020: Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

As Dubai opens its door to 25 million visitors taking part in Expo 2020, Dubai Chamber, the official business integration partner, will play a pivotal role in connecting UAE businesses with their global counterparts during the mega event

Flying cars, hyperloops and the other 2020 tech predictions: How have they fared?

From ‘superphones’ to self-driving cars, most forecasts are yet to see light

Why the GCC is courting MICE visitors

The regional meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions industry is booming

Can you own a private jet if you care about climate change?

A private jet emits as much as 20 times more carbon dioxide per passenger mile than a commercial airliner

Revealed: 8 ways travel will change in 2020

“Slow travel,” which lets you get under the skin of a place by simply staying put there for a little longer, is gaining traction

Explainer: Is it a good time for international FMCGs to expand in the GCC?

Krishan Kumar Chutani, CEO of Dabur International, says that despite growing competition and changing consumer tastes, the regional market offers strong potential for growth