#Features

Fuelling Volatility In The Gulf

False hope and economic turbulence are threatening the reliability of the GCC’s oil income.

Jumeirah Boss: Be My Guest

Exclusive: Gerald Lawless, Jumeirah’s executive chairman, talks about Dubai’s growth and expansion plans.

Ship Finance Running Dry

Lending to the shipping industry is facing stormy waters amid a difficult global backdrop.

Betting On Libya’s Future

The demise of Gaddifi has unleashed a treasure trove of opportunity, but one that’s fraught with risk.

Tracking Qatar’s Next Move

Qatar’s government is hoping that its nascent non-oil sector will keep the economic engine running.

A Growing Love Affair

Travellers from the GCC love all that Europe has to offer in terms of shopping, medical treatments and good weather.

Swimming Downstream

The Gulf is refining its billion-dollar petrochemicals agenda to supply value-added products across the globe.

Another False Start?

It’s unclear whether a recent surge in Islamic finance activity will lead to much-needed change.

Fast Talk For Infiniti

Nissan vice president Andy Palmer spills the beans on Infiniti’s race to beat Audi, BMW and Mercedes.

World’s Top 10 Givers

Gulf Business rounds up a list of the most generous philanthropists from across the world.

Hallowed Be Thy Plane

EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Dickinson gives an interview to Gulf Business and discusses his double-life as a commercial airline pilot.

Egypt’s President: The GCC’s Pick?

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mursi and ex-PM Shafiq will contest in Egypt’s run-off presidential elections in June.

The Ascent Of Aluminium

The GCC’s share of global aluminium production could reach ten per cent by 2022, but the sector faces hazards.

Passing On The Parcel

Boosted by the GCC’s rapid industrialisation, courier firms are posting robust growth in the region.

Doha’s New Heart Takes Shape

Peter Shaw-Smith takes a walk through Msheireb Downtown, Qatar’s billion-dollar city centre project.

Political Risks To Watch In KSA

Changes in the royal line have raised questions about the direction and pace of gradual economic and social reforms.

The Islamic And Conventional War

In the battle for customers during the recession, conventional and Shariah-compliant banks have sharpened their game.

Tim Hortons Hot For The UAE

Alicia Buller catches up with Paul House, executive chairman of iconic Canadian cafe, Tim Hortons

Google Growing In MENA

Gulf Business attends Google’s groupie day in Dubai and chats with managing director, Ari Kesisoglu.

GCC Railways On Track?

Billion-dollar railway projects are finally gaining momentum in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE.

Testing Breakeven Oil Prices

As GCC governments’ budgets soar, so do breakeven oil prices.

Shariah Carbon Credits Planned

Islam could hold the key to turning around the Gulf’s dismal environmental record.

OPEC Secretary General El-Badri

The Secretary General holds the keys to the world’s oil supply as the global economy teeters in the balance.

What’s The West’s Problem?

Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, speaks out on his detractors and his record order book.

Is The GCC Buying Out Lebanon?

Gulf real estate players are pumping money into Lebanon and playing an ever-larger hand in the nation’s landscape.

MBAs Rising

Course enrolment is on the upswing as the employment market opens up.

Very Uncertain Times

Emirates NBD’s CIO Gary Dugan on an uncertain year ahead, and why Dubai’s busy roads are a great micro-indicator.