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

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

This human rights lawyer seemingly has it all – intelligence, looks, a career, George Clooney, twins , and let’s not forget an enviable wardrobe.more
As humanity grapples with environmental challenges, the Arab world’s most prosperous country (on the Legatum Index) is actively working towards a Plan B – colonising Mars.more
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

Saudi Arabia is building the biggest solar power plant the world has ever seen, thereby proving that with enough money, you can buy almost anything – even a bold new dawn.more
It may take some cunning maneuvering and a little teasing, but eventually Anghami will prove too good for you to resist. And at that moment when you finally dip a toe, that's when you'll get it. Welcome to the new entertainment hub of the Middle East.more
Disciples of cryptocurrencies maintain they’ll “hold on for dear life” even as traditional financiers predict their demise. So, can an investment in crypto be a trip to the “moon” or is it just a pipe dream?more
Zero Mass Water has the potential to change the lives of billions of people by using the power of the sun to make clean drinking water out of thin air.more
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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Khaled El Mays infuses Lebanese tradition and know-how into his contemporary furniture pieces.
Set in a 16th century building, Venice’s Palazzo Volpi has been reimagined by the husband-and-wife team of Anna Covre and Fredrick Tubau. The city’s newest luxe apartment accommodations feature four enormous suites and the kind of interiors you’ll never want to leave.
Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton refuses to slow down. Already Britain's most successful F1 driver, he's currently gunning for a fifth world title and working on his first music album, all while negotiating the most lucrative contract extension in F1 history. Add to that he's Tommy Hillfiger’s latest global brand ambassador.
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