Explainer: Is the booming healthy snacks sector in the region well regulated?

As consumers in the GCC increasingly focus on adopting fitter lifestyles, the regional health food industry has seen massive growth, suggests Mahmoud Adham, founder and CEO, Munchbox

Five recession-proof business ideas for UAE entrepreneurs

In light of the Covid-19 crisis, it would be prudent to consider businesses that are immune to recessions and/or economic crises

Are UAE-based organisations geared for a change in the future of the workplace?

Companies with successful digital workplace transformations will be at an advantage over those struggling with legacy systems

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?

How should UAE-based companies ensure a safe return to the workplace?

As businesses in the UAE reopen amid eased out restrictions, employers must encourage a phased, systematic return

How can regional companies secure data through an endpoint data protection strategy

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, as the world continues to operate remotely, a comprehensive endpoint data protection strategy is the need of the hour

How should regional economies rebuild a post-Covid world

Sustainability must take priority as economies begin the process of recovering from the impact of the coronavirus

GCC heading for hotel supply glut

How can GCC countries turn economic diversification into a reality

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and plummeting oil prices, GCC governments must reconsider their approaches to build diversified economies

GCC’s higher education sector: Chalking out the future of tomorrow

As industrial revolution and digital advancements scale the demand for technical and cross-functional skills, how has the regional higher education space responded?

GCC’s education sector: Paving the way ahead

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, amid a perennial pursuit of digitisation to empower education, how bright is the outlook for the GCC’s education sector?

Is artificial intelligence at the helm of the hiring process?

If we introduce AI at the start of the hiring process, will we also do the same at the exit stage?

Covid-19 impact: How should the UAE’s health insurance sector respond?

In the aftermath of the pandemic and its fallout, how should the healthcare insurance sector prepare for a post-virus era?

Covid-19 impact: How should retail respond to the fourth industrial revolution?

As a new wave of technology signals further changes to our lives and the regional ecosystem, how should sectors such as retail adapt?

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Covid-19 impact: How have social platforms upped their game?

Are social networks trying to capitalise on “social” distancing?

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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: Maintaining global connectivity is the way forward

Global connectedness will make the world more resilient, making it easier to pick up speed again after the crisis

Revealed: 10 big ideas post Covid-19 in the GCC

These are some of the biggest trends set to shape the region post pandemic, according to LinkedIn

Do regional corporate boardrooms have enough women representation?

More women in boardrooms and senior leadership roles can lead to better financial performance, enhanced client insights, and improved board effectiveness

Covid-19 impact on the regional energy sector: Is it set for a rebound?

In light of historic oil price routs and oversupply triggered by the novel coronavirus, how imminent and optimal is recovery for regional energy markets? Gulf Business speaks to Rita Allan, senior Construction and Projects associate at Pinsent Masons Middle East, to find out more

Building company culture within a remote workforce in the UAE

In this work-from-home world, organisations should look at building a culture based around trust and freedom

Is it an opportune time to sell your business in the UAE?

A sound and consolidated service provider can assist owners in selling their businesses

How should regional and global retailers weather the Covid-19 crisis?

Retailers regionally and globally have been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. What are the steps they should take to stay protected?

Explainer: Have contactless payments taken off in the GCC?

The Covid-19 pandemic has made contactless payments more relevant than ever before. Khalid Elgibali, MENA division president at Mastercard, discusses whether adoption in the GCC grown significantly

How has Covid-19 impacted the startup ecosystem in the GCC?

The pandemic has adversely affected the regional startup ecosystem. But there is help

Five minutes with…Eugenie Dronneau, founder and CEO, FoodKarma

The platform, which launched in March, aims to minimise food wastage

Covid-19 impact on the GCC’s real estate sector: Are there any housing concerns?

How can real estate developers in the GCC adapt to the upheaval that the coronavirus has caused across the region?

Covid-19 impact on the GCC’s travel and tourism sector: When will it pick up again?

The travel and tourism industry has indisputably faced the biggest brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic. Are there answers on when things will improve?

How the ‘text’ we read drives us?

The words we read and the sentences we listen to have an enormous bearing on our approach to life

Message from regional marketing leaders: Time to be seen

Senior regional marketers from across various industries reveal why and how brands must communicate in the current situation

Covid-19 impact on GCC trade: How are the regional supply chains faring?

As a key international trading partner, how is the region protecting its supply chain during the current crisis?