CNBC catches up with Hani al Hamli, secretary general of the Dubai Economic Council at the Smart Living City Dubai conference to discuss the city's ambition to become a role model for smart cities.
Peter Hirshberg, chairman at Re:Imagine Group, comments on what makes a city smart and says Dubai's strong government is able to implement and try new technologies quickly.
Amr Salem, managing director of global sales for Smart Cities at Cisco, says Dubai has been investing in smart infrastructures for years and comments on the security aspect of smart cities.
Dubai is investing heavily in public transport. Dr. Ryan Chin, managing director at the MIT Media Lab's City Science Initiative, discusses what kind of transport systems will operate in the future's smart cities.
Dubai has one of the highest per capita water consumption in the world. Xavier Joseph, CEO for Gulf countries at Veolia, comments on the city's steps to be more energy efficient.
Anousheh Ansari, co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea System, says that Dubai's government is much more pro-active in its approach to smart cities and in the implementation of new technologies.
CNBC retraces Elie Saab's beginnings from middle-class boy in war-torn Lebanon to "creative genius" and self-made businessman.
Haute couture means "No limit" says Elie Saab, founder and chairman of the fashion label that carries his name. He also discusses his love for Beirut and how the group's ateliers will never leave Lebanon's capital city.
Elie Saab, founder and chairman of the fashion label that carries his name, discusses his plan to bring a fashion degree into the Arab world and his inspirations as a young designer.
CNBC follows Elie Saab, founder and chairman of the fashion label that carries his name, to his Paris studios to take a closer look at the preparation for his catwalk show.
With hours to go before the collection debuts, CNBC goes backstage to talk to models and staff about Elie Saab's look and vision.
The end of a catwalk show is a "magic moment" says Elie Saab, founder and chairman of the fashion label that carries his name, adding that his vision for the brand's future includes an IPO.
Khaled Salmeen al Kawari, CEO and managing director of Kizad, explains how the group is working on the Abu Dhabi's Economic Plan 2030 - created to diversify the Emirate's economy.
Khaled Salmeen al Kawari, CEO and managing director of Kizad, says that the group allows new ventures in Abu Dhabi to "plug and play" by providing the infrastructure and legal framework they need.
Kizad combines an off-shore port and an integrated industrial zone allowing 100 percent foreign-owned businesses to operate. CEO and managing director, Khaled Salmeen al Kawari, discusses the outlook.
Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf outlines current investments and plays down the call for the establishment of a sovereign wealth fund.
Full interview here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/47984825 Private family matters "ought to stay within the family", Omar Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries tells CNBC about the feud between his father and his uncle over the division of the business.
Omar Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries, says Kuwait is going through some "teething pains" at the moment but that the country has a "very stable" political system.
Tarek Sultan, CEO of Agility, discusses the group's on-going legal case with the U.S. government and how the company is "refocusing" on emerging markets.
Alghanim Industries' consumer facing businesses are the most exciting aspect of the business, says Omar Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries.