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In-depth interviews and analyses from leading Middle Eastern and international experts on significant financial, business and social developments.

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Overseeing the successful rollout of the Louvre Abu Dhabi must have seemed like a job fraught with pitfalls but the museum’s director, Jean-Luc Martinez, has proven otherwise with everything seemingly well under control.more
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Since Christie’s opened a regional hub in Dubai over a decade ago, their combination of semi-annual auctions of regional art and the creation of a window through which Arab clients transact in international sales has helped the Middle East account for eight per cent of the company’s global turnover.more
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The latest groundbreaking project by award-winning author Hassan Blasim is ‘Iraq+100’, for which he edited the work of ten Iraqi writers asked to imagine their country in the year 2103.more

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Musician Faris Badwan is provocative, unconventional and marches to the beat of his own drum. Now, following the release of his band’s fifth album, he’s on his way to becoming a household name.more
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New concierge app Velocity Black promises to power the ultimate lifestyle. From yacht parties to submarine rides, it’s all at your fingertips in this members-only digital club.more
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France announced that by 2040 every car on its roads would be electric. India has plans to transition a decade sooner, while Norway is already 30 per cent there. CNN’s ‘Supercharged’ host Nicki Shields finds out if EV’s can go the distance.more

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Former Puma CEO Jochen Zeitz is on a quest to change the way big corporations do business. As a champion of sustainability he thinks we need to cease our obsession with top-line growth.more
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With a new presence in Dubai servicing the region and its first large-sale interior design project underway in the Emirate, Pininfarina is extending its legacy of Italian design across the GCC.more
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With competition in luxury vehicle sales growing ever more intense, Lexus is aiming to differentiate itself by allowing people to experience the brand beyond its cars.more
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Ole Scheeren’s MahaNakhon is now Bangkok’s tallest skyscraper. CNN Style producer Stephy Chung interviews the German architect inside his ‘unfinished’ skyscraper, a pixelated 77-story building slated to open later this year.more
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In the Arab world, conflict and poverty often limits access to schooling. As a result thousands of youths are struggling to get the education they deserve. Meet Maysa Jalbout, the CEO of a billion dollar foundation vying to change all that, one student at a time.more
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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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