Are You Making The Wrong First Impression?

It takes less than a second for people to judge whether they like someone during their first encounter. Etiquette expert Penny Edge advises on how to maximise that vital first business impression.

Top 10 Most Expensive Hobbies In The UAE

From collecting vintage cars to jumping out of helicopters, the region’s hobbies are eclectic and extravagant.

Green Shoots For Private Equity Sector

Interest in deals is up say experts, but closing deals is still lacking as billions of dollars in dry powder lies waiting.

Is It A Good Time To Invest In Dubai’s Property Market?

Steven Morgan, head of country, Cluttons UAE and Paul Preston, director and head of Middle East, IP Global, lead the debate.

Top 10 Global Events In 2012

As the year draws to a close, we bring you a list of the major events that marked 2012 in the history books.

Revealed: The Best Tailors In The UAE

Where to go for the best bespoke suits and shirts in the emirate.

Top 10 Global Cities For Hotel Investment In 2012

Dubai features among the top 25 global destinations for hotel investment in 2012, according to a new report.

Road To Riches: Luxury Cars

Whether it’s modern plush or vintage charm, the luxury car market is booming. And car lovers in the Middle East are among the world’s top consumers.

Top 10 Theme Parks In the World

As Dubai prepares to build a $2.5 billion theme park complex, we look at the most-visited amusement parks in the world.

Top 10 Expensive Homes In The UAE

The most highly priced properties for sale on UAE’s market.

Qatar’s Window Of Opportunity

Qatar’s billion-dollar infrastructure programme is set to provide investors with unprecedented options — eventually.

Painting For Profit

Dispelling fears of a Eurozone crisis and liquidity crunch, art sold better last year than in any other time in history.

The Top 100 GCC Companies

Amid continuing global economic uncertainty, GCC stocks faced a mixed outlook.

What Is The Right Corporate Gift In The Middle East?

Presenting a luxury corporate gift to your business associates can often make or break the working relationship.

The Million Dollar Slice Of Heaven

Ever wonder where the world’s rich and famous business leaders go on a break from the boardroom? We give you a sneak peek.

How To…Deal With Bad Publicity

In today’s world, PR disasters are just one ill-judged tweet away. Kevin Hasler, general manager at BPG Public Relations, explains how to manage negative publicity.

Top 10 Fashion Brands In The Middle East

Gulf Business asked Sophia Serin, Senior Editor at Emirates Woman Group, to round up the region’s most popular fashion brands.

The Rise Of Low-Cost Carriers

The might of incumbent airlines has been tested in recent times by the growth of low-cost carriers. But do Middle East players have anything to worry about?

REVEALED: Top Global Elections To Watch

Next year will witness some of the world’s most crucial political elections, changing the face of the region and beyond.

The Middle East’s Top Green Companies

A definitive list of regional companies implementing meaningful initiatives for the environment.

Flexing The Right Muscles: Interview With COO Of Fitness First

George Flooks, COO of Fitness First tells Meghna Pant how to get really fit in the business world.

Interview: Aldo Flores-Quiroga, International Energy Forum

Hardly a year into his current role as secretary general of the IEF, Aldo Flores-Quiroga is determined to clear some of the uncertainties that affect the oil market.

Turkey Targets $100 Billion Arab World Trade In Five Years

Turkey has good cause to be happy with its millennial decision to instigate a strategic international realignment from Europe to the Middle East, say analysts.

Top 15 Tips To Save Energy

Gulf Business outlines some of the best ways to build a more energy efficient environment at the work place.

Iranian Students Feel The Pain As Currency Collapses

Western sanctions and the abolition of a government policy have made studying abroad near impossible.

Marriage Loses Its Sparkle In Kuwait

Marriage rate is falling while divorces are on the rise – what’s happening to the sanctity of marriage in the conservative Gulf state?

Clash Of Cultures In Booming Qatar

As Qatar modernises itself for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, conservative traditionalists express concern.

Should Facebook Be Banned In Offices?

Arun Rajagopal, social media manager at Omnicom Media Group and Alexander McNabb, director at Spot On Public Relations, lead the debate.

Ten Steps For Moving To Dubai

Relocating to a new place can be a daunting task. Here are some tips to keep in mind before you make the move.

The Rise Of Remittance

As remittances grows, Gulf Business investigates whether huge currency volatilities present a challenge or an opportunity for investors.