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.
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.
Alghanim Industries' consumer facing businesses are the most exciting aspect of the business, says Omar Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries.
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.
Agility is very bullish on opportunities in Iraq explains Tarek Sultan, CEO of Agility, as the country has a "history of under-investment" and a lot of pent-up demand.
Agility CEO, Tarek Sultan tells CNBC that its outlook for Asian emerging markets is very bullish and that it has "ambitious growth objectives" for the coming years in the region.
The opportunity for Agility to tap into the China story "will only increase" says Tarek Sultan, CEO of Agility - in particular due to China's investment in Africa.
Tarek Sultan, CEO of Agility, says Kuwait needs to invest in its education and infrastructure. He also comments on the size of the country's public sector.
Agility CEO, Tarek Sultan, comments on the latest Kuwaiti corporate governance laws and on the investment climate in the country.
Dubai's largest developer Emaar Properties reported a 29 percent increase in net income late on Monday, missing expectations.
The Kuwait Investment Authority has a big stake in Zain. Scott Gegenheimer, CEO of Zain talks to CNBC about their relationship but also about the recent Kuwait governmental struggles.
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