#Opinion

Here’s why the UAE is geared to be a hub for large scale events post pandemic

People want to invest their time in experiences that will be more meaningful, more personalised and more memorable

Geoffrey Alphonso is CEO of Alef Education

How to educate students for jobs of the future

A fundamental shift in the tools of teaching are required to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow

Board management

How company boards should handle internal investigations

Every case is fact-specific. Make sure that your board, management and counsel disclose by plan, not by misadventure

Dubai property landlords must ‘adjust their mindset’ in a low-demand market

The reality is that Dubai’s residential market has now shifted in favour of tenants, says Danube’s Rizwan Sajan

Understanding the impact investment mindset

Investments in companies that prioritise social and environmental objectives perform as well financially as traditional investments

Click and mortar: The acceleration of technology in construction in the GCC

The future of the construction sector hinges on how swiftly players adapt to newer technologies

How has the pandemic impacted the MENA’s logistics sector?

It seems inevitable that supply chains will be different not only in the short term but well into the foreseeable future

Why regional firms must focus on culture

The secret to business success lies in building the right culture which in turn will build your brand

Clubhouse: Everything you need to know about the trending app

The new ‘Clubhouse’ app is a global platform where users can listen and converse in real-time

Women’s Voice: Looking beyond diversity and inclusion

Working mothers have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic

Women’s Voice: Why the region need to see greater women participation in engineering

Although the number of STEM graduates are high in the Arab countries, it doesn’t necessarily translate to representation in the workforce

Women’s Voice: Why diversity matters in the MENA region

Businesses in the region must provide women a level playing field and create opportunities for them to progress

Here’s how MENA organisations can tip the gender scale to accelerate progress

Businesses must focus on better hiring policies, promote equitable progress and provide leadership support

Women’s Voice: Discussing the Covid-19 impact on gender equality

Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted jobs held by women workers

Women’s Voice: How to encourage female leadership in an organisation

Women may not realise how poised for success they are in leadership roles

Saeeda Jaafar

Women’s Voice: Time to spearhead change across all sectors in the region

If organisations want their diversity and inclusion initiatives to be sustainable, they need to start with “the tone from the top”

Women’s Voice: My successful journey in a male-dominated industry

We have not yet reached gender parity – women today are still under-leveraged and undervalued in the workforce, says Invesco’s Zainab Kufaishi

Women’s Voice: How can we achieve gender equality in the financial space?

There is a lot of work that can be done by organisations to ensure more women are being considered for jobs and promotions

Celine Bremaud

How data and AI are transforming regional organisations in 2021

The people and organisations who adapted to the crisis the quickest did so with technology

Pegah Gol

Revealed: 10 tips to get hired right now

It is critical to adapt your CV and skills to keep up-to-date when hunting for a job in the current market

Shailesh Dash

Phi Trends: Are digital currencies the next big thing?

The reward from hopping onto the digital currency bandwagon is imminent, states entrepreneur and investor Shailesh Dash

Board members

Why regional boards must focus on recruiting the right talent

A new member to a board should not be appointed because of being a friend of the promoter or a buddy of current board members

Mishal Kanoo

It’s ‘not acceptable’ to live off the work of your father – Emirati businessman Mishal Kanoo

Family businesses, particularly in the Middle East, cannot afford “wastas” anymore

Powered by people: An OPPO perspective

Having a strong and capable team that is highly motivated is a critical factor for success in the current situation

Is now a good time to invest in Dubai property?

The simple, fundamental principle of investing dictates that you should buy low and sell high

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Outlook for 2021: The education perspective

Demand for the right talent and skills will be high across all industries

How fintech innovations are helping the unbanked across the GCC

As societies adopt more digital payment tools, it is important to bring along the 25 million locally who are still living in cash mode

Murtaza Hashwani

Biggest lessons from 2020 – the hospitality perspective

The hospitality industry will have to rethink its strategy with revised priorities in mind

Elie Khouri

Is art collecting only for the rich?

Elie Khouri doesn’t think so, but I disagree

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Dubai radio presenter Kris Fade wants to hire you, but…

You may have to be willing to work for free