Exclusive: Regional venture capitalist Noor Sweid on the startup ecosystem

Noor Sweid, founder and partner of Global Ventures, on how the startup ecosystem has coped with the pandemic

Are companies’ CEO succession plans prepared for a pandemic?

The Covid crisis has revealed the importance of having a well-thought out succession plan for executives

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Why the GCC and Britain are collaborating for food security

The GCC states have launched agritech programmes and are working to facilitate global agribusiness trade and diversify international food sources

Bold decisions: How Covid-19 hustled Careem back to the startup mindset

Gheed El Makkoui, general manager at Careem UAE discusses all things mobility with Gulf Business in times of the pandemic

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Digital transformation takes centre stage in the new normal

Digital businesses have the potential to emerge faster from the pandemic and will be better prepared for the future

How should people best manage their time and energy

A big part of reinventing yourself is ensuring that you wake up early and eat right

How executive education can help navigate through a crisis

Executive education can help professionals and business leaders stay resilient and beat sudden disruptions

Top five social media trends for 2020

Here’s how brands can break through the noise and be heard on social media

How will economies trace their recovery pathways in the wake of Covid-19?

Recovering from the ‘great compression’ caused by Covid-19 is going to be a slow and uncertain process, led by epidemiological factors

How regional marketers must evolve to stay relevant

Marketing has to remain dynamic and adapt to the changing needs of the customers, opines Sunita Hadani, managing director of the Hadani Group of Companies

The LinkedIn makeover – 7 steps to get noticed

Look better, rank higher and get interactive to supercharge your professional profile

How digitisation will help the oil and gas industry

Deploying technological tools will help regional oil and gas operators improve worker health and safety and innovate to find new solutions

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