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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • Modanisa: Meet the fashion brand for Islamic women  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Kerim Ture, founder of Modanisa, discusses why he started the company making clothes designed for Muslim women and how he plans to take advantage of the ecommerce boom.

  • Why Turkey is on an SME charm offensive  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Small- and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Turkish economy, and the government is doing all it can to boost the sector, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • BiTaksi's challenges in Istanbul  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Turancan Salur, business development manager at BiTaksi, talks about the challenges of operating a taxi service in Istanbul.

  • Modanisa founder on expansion plan challenges  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Kerim Ture, founder of Modanisa, says the company faces infrastructure challenges when looking to expand.

  • Meet BiTaksi, Turkey's answer to Uber  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Nazim Salur, founder and CEO of BiTaksi, discusses why he started the taxi app that connects drivers to users, the company's growth, and the start-up environment in Turkey.

  • Dubai's police supercars can be seen patrolling the streets of the emirate. Here's how law enforcement deals with tourists who break the law.

  • Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Tourism, says the country wants to welcome everyone, but visitors need to be mindful of the laws and cultural traditions.

  • A look into the luxury nightclubs of Dubai  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Despite being a Muslim country, Dubai has one of the hottest nightclub scenes. CNBC looks at how the country operates its nightlife.

  • How Dubai weathered the 2009 crisis  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Dubai was hit hard by the global economic crisis in 2009 with major projects halted, but the emirate has since bounced back with tourist numbers set to boom.

  • How Dubai lures tourist to its luxury paradise  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Once a desert emirate, Dubai has transformed itself into one of the world's top luxury holiday hotspots. But how has it been able to transform?

  • Is the tech sector the answer to the EU's woes?  Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    Europe's tech sector is gaining momentum with its "high concentration of talent", which is "fuelled by passion".

  • Learn more about the gaming industry  Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    Find out more about the next steps for the $93 billion game industry, from game practices to entry into the cloud.

  • Egypt economy breakthrough to happen in 2016  Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Egypt's economy is suffering from record unemployment and one of the highest budget deficits in the region. Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, chairman of Commercial International Bank (CIB), lays out the country's challenges.

  • Egypt needs 'to go back to work': CIB chairman  Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, CIB chairman responds to the recent hype around Islamic finance, and looks back at the first few weeks of Egypt's uprising in 2011.

  • Consumer lending next growth driver for CIB  Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Today CIB is Egypt's largest private sector bank with over 5,400 employees. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, the bank's chairman, Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, explains how he is keeping the bank profitable.

  • Our history makes us national hero: Telecom Egypt  Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The first telegraph line from Cairo to Alexandria was inaugurated in 1854 and with it came the birth of Telecom Egypt. The firm's CEO, Mohamed El-Nawawy, discusses the potential of being the country's fourth mobile phone operator, and what he plans to do with the stake in Vodafone Egypt.

  • Why Egypt is crucial to global Internet  Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Worldwide, undersea cables carry 99% of intercontinental internet traffic and one of the busiest hubs is in Egypt. CNBC gains exclusive access to the country's strategic "TE North" facilities, and takes a closer look at where the company is moving next.

  • Telecom Egypt on 2011 internet shutdown  Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Mohamed El-Nawawy, CEO of Telecom Egypt, relives the moments around the controversial decision to cut Egypt off the Internet on January 28, 2011.

  • Egypt: 'The situation has definitely changed'  Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Karim Awad, co-CEO of EFG Hermes, reflects on how Egypt's turmoil has affected the firm since 2011, and why he believes the new political beginning holds plenty of opportunities for investors.

  • Saudi, UAE to drive EFG Hermes growth  Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    EFG Hermes is looking to secure 60 percent its investment banking revenue from abroad. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, co-CEO Karim Awad details where he plans to take the firm next.