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Article Image - Zain in the Membrane
In 2003, Dr. Saad Al Barrak, the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Zain, set out an exceptionally ambitious nine year plan that many sceptics thought unfeasible. Almost six years on, Zain has achieved more than most companies will dream of in a lifetime.
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Article Image - Mr. Sim City
Like his two brothers, Samih Sawiris is an eminent man. The three of them combined have an estimated worth of over 20 billion USD. But his town building ambitions are even more colossal than any net worth figure.
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Article Image - The Constant Traveller
Hamed El Chiaty, the founder of Travco Group, is a paragon to all who know him; self-made, self-assured and with a vision for the region. Here, the tourism icon opens up about early struggles, successful diversification and future aspirations.
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Article Image - Living Legend
At the age of seventy-four, hotel magnate Adrian Zecha is an hotelier phenomenon, though he’s quick to dismiss it. Currently the executive chairman of Amanresorts and chairman of the luxury hotel management company GHM, Zecha, in a rare interview, talks to Nicolas Shammas about hotels, lifestyle and why he chooses his staff for both beauty and brains.
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Article Image - Out of the Shadows
Bahaa Al Hariri is a very private man. As the eldest of Rafic Al Hariri's children he may have been born into fame but he chooses to live on his own terms. In this rare interview he speaks candidly about business, fatherhood and the relationship with his own father.
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It takes a certain optimism to build a city in the middle of a desert. In fact, Kuwait's rapid urbanisation during the late 1970s represents a landmark in Middle East architecture, as seen in the pages of Modern Architecture of Kuwait, a book by Roberto Fabbri and Ricardo Camancho.
Ralph Masri’s path has been stellar. In just his first year at Central Saint Martins, he won the Swarovski Award. Two years later he became the youngest designer to ever be nominated for a UK Jewellery Award. Then after a stint at Pomellato, he went solo and already Queen Rania, Jessica Alba, and Gigi Hadid are fans.
Henry Dakak Jr. is a designer with a singular vision. His beautifully made creations, whether furniture, functional objects or jewellery, exemplify a judicious mix of modernity and antiquity, and bely a delicate attention to detail.
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