Most Successful GCC Companies Abroad

A list of the most successful Gulf companies to take the international business world by storm.

Drone Manufacturers Target Rising Gulf Arab Demand

“All countries in the Arabian Gulf are talking to us,” says one executive in the unmanned aerial vehicle business.

Dubai International Boat Show Welcomes Superyacht Builders

Dubai opens its boat show as survey reveals 60 per cent of world’s top 100 superyachts are in the Middle East.

REVEALED: World’s Top 10 Richest Sports Stars

Gulf Business reveals the top 10 wealthiest names from the world of sport.

REVEALED: Top 10 Largest Companies In The World

The world’s largest companies by market capitalisation.

Geopolitical Sanctions Weigh On Dubai Consumer Banking

The emirate is sensitive to the issue given its geographical positioning to countries targeted by sanctions.

Exclusive Interview: Khaldoun Tabari, Drake & Scull CEO

Tabari tells Meghna Pant how he braved the UAE construction crash and came out fighting with a billion dollar global pipeline.

REVEALED: Top 5 Most Powerful Arabs In Saudi Arabia

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal tops the Gulf Business list of the most powerful Arabs in Saudi Arabia.

REVEALED: Top 5 Most Powerful Arabs In UAE

Emirates boss Sheikh Ahmed tops the Gulf Business list of the most powerful Arabs in the United Arab Emirates.

Oman’s Ruler Takes Economic Policy To People

Sultan Qaboos bin Said has revived a custom of travelling on month-long tours around Oman, holding “consultation sessions” with local people.

Long-Term Thinking About Oil Prices

Forecasts about nominal prices far in the future, and comparisons with past prices are “meaningless”.

REVEALED: World’s Most Powerful Arab Women 2012

Saudi activist Reem Asaad was the highest placed female in the Gulf Business 100 most powerful Arabs list.

Bonding Time In Islamic Finance

The Gulf is set for another bumper year of the sukuk.

REVEALED: Most Powerful Arabs In Real Estate

Emaar boss Mohamed Alabbar tops the Gulf Business list of the most powerful Arabs in the real estate.

REVEALED: Most Powerful Arabs In Finance

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal tops the Gulf Business list of the most powerful Arabs in the finance sector.

REVEALED: Most Powerful Arabs In Culture And Society

Saudi activist Reem Asaad tops the Gulf Business list of the most powerful Arabs in culture and society.

Oman Rules May Spur Reform Of Islamic Finance Scholars

Oman is the last country in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to introduce Islamic banking.

Islamic Finance Grows Up

Islamic banks must confront the regulators to grow their products.

Slideshow: Middle East Car Sales Boom In 2012

Most car brands posted a double-digit sales growth in the region.

Exclusive: A Day In The Life Of Prince Alwaleed

In an exclusive interview, the Arab region’s richest businessman reveals to Gulf Business what time he wakes up and what he likes to read.

Mona Lisa’s Toshiba Smile

Toshiba’s MEA managing director, Yasuyoshi Matsunaga, talks about powering the world’s fastest elevator and Middle East expansion.

MENA’s Rail Projects Gather Speed

As the UAE’s railways network becomes a multi-billion dollar industry, the players and stakes involved are reaching a new high.

Revealed: Top 10 Best CEOs In The World

INSEAD, along with the Harvard Business Review, ranks the best performing chief executives in the world.

Iraq Is Finally A Viable Investment Opportunity

Nine years after the US-led coalition toppled Saddam Hussein there are signs that companies are moving to long-term investments in Iraq.

How To… Set Up A Business In The UAE

The important points and rules you need to know if you’re thinking of starting your own company in the Gulf state.

Top Cities For Middle Eastern Property Investors

Property investment company IP Global lists the prime global locations for regional real estate investors and explains why they are attractive hotspots.

World Oil Markets: Is US Set To Overtake OPEC?

As US crude production rises, is OPEC’s influence on global oil markets in danger of waning?

Most Popular Stories In 2012

Gulf Business rounds up a list of the 20 most popular stories on our website this year.

Banking Special: Steady Progress In The Gulf

Many Gulf banks recorded slightly better performance in 2012 but regional differences are apparent. Overall, the region has swerved the ongoing global growth weakness.

Banking Special: Bahrain Remains Challenged

The country faces political problems and a hangover from banks that were affected in the global economic crisis.