Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • Technology is 'key' for DP World: Chairman   Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Technology is 'key' for DP World: Chairman

    In an exclusive interview with CNBC, DP World chief Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem reveals what he sees as the defining future trends of the industry, and why he loves the property market.

  • Dubai port operator confident in Europe, UK growth Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 7:23 AM ET
    Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World

    The head of the world's third-largest port operator DP World firmly believes in a rebound in European economic growth.

  • Dubai is 'safe haven for the region': Singer   Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
    Dubai is 'safe haven for the region': Singer

    Jeffrey Singer, CEO of the Dubai International Financial Center, explains what growth he foresees for the recovering Emirate as a global finance hub, and how geopolitical turmoil nearby has changed the equation.

  • Middle East will take its global 'rightful place': Singer

    In 2013, the UAE was upgraded to emerging market status by index compiler MSCI. DIFC chief Jeffrey Singer tells CNBC in an exclusive interview what's next in the pipeline, and reveals his view on the rising competition from neighbouring Abu Dhabi.

  • Why China is pivotal for Dubai   Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
    Why China is pivotal for Dubai

    China plays a pivotal role in driving capital through Dubai. DIFC CEO Jeffrey Singer details the scenarios that will create significant opportunities for expansion. Plus, his top tip on how to take a break from work.

  • Mideast to become world finance center: DIFC chief Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 9:12 AM ET

    The race is heating up in the Middle East to develop an international financial center, according to a top Dubai executive.

  • Alabbar: We are all for regional stability   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Alabbar: We are all for regional stability

    In an exclusive interview from the World Economic Forum, Emaar Chairman Mohammed Alabbar tells Access: Middle East why he's looking forward to a rapprochement with Iran, plus where he sees growth opportunities for Emaar.

  • Alabbar: Diversification is a must for Emaar   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Alabbar: Diversification is a must for Emaar

    As the Davos Conversations continue, Access: Middle East takes an exclusive tour of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, with Emaar Chairman Mohammad Alabbar.

  • Alabbar: Emaar should 'seriously evaluate' a retail IPO

    As our exclusive interview with Mohammad Alabbar concludes, we take a closer look at the world's biggest shopping mall as the Chairman answers questions about a possible IPO, plus where Emaar is going next.

  • Jafar: Inequality of opportunity is a major challenge

    Join Access: Middle East from the World Economic Forum as we sit down with the CEO of Crescent Enterprises, Badr Jafar.

  • Jafar: Expect to see a downward pressure on oil prices

    Badr Jafar, President of UAE-based Crescent Petroleum, gives Access: Middle East his outlook for oil markets as the Davos Conversations continue.

  • Jafar: Cultural diplomacy is powerful   Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Jafar: Cultural diplomacy is powerful

    Badr Jafar tells Access: Middle East about the powerful role cultural diplomacy can play, plus opportunities for Gulftainer in the United States as Access: Middle East, the Davos Conversations concludes.

  • Egypt's government resigns suddenly Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    Egypt's government has resigned, the prime minister said on Monday.

  • al-Assaf: Economic outlook positive for 2014   Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    al-Assaf: Economic outlook positive for 2014

    In an exclusive interview, Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf tells Access: Middle East what impact he anticipates the US shale boom will have on the Kingdom's economy.

  • al-Jasser: KSA unemployment at 5.6%   Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    al-Jasser: KSA unemployment at 5.6%

    In an exclusive interview, Saudi Arabia's Minister for Economy & Planning shares his hopes for job growth in the private sector, plus why entrepreneurs and SMEs are the key to the Kingdom's future.

  • Al-Faisal: Education is the key   Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Al-Faisal: Education is the key

    In an exclusive interview, Access: Middle East profile's HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal, Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh.

  • Al-Faisal: GCC countries should be included in negotiations with Iran

    In the final instalment of our exclusive interview, HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal talks about the possibility of a nuclear Iran, plus his hopes for the peace and stability of the region.

  • Beblawi: Egypt needs to improve its business environment

    Our exclusive interview with Egypt's interim Prime Minister continues as we ask about the government's plans to put an end to subsidies and capital controls. Plus, the impact of billions of dollars in loans from the GCC.

  • Belblawi: General el-Sisi has a right to run for presidency

    In the conclusion of our exclusive interview, interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi talks about the importance of the constitutional referendum and the future of a democratic Egypt.

  • Beblawi: 'Zero terror' doesn't exist   Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Beblawi: 'Zero terror' doesn't exist

    On this edition of Access: Middle East, we speak exclusively to Egypt's interim Prime Minister about the country's security. Find out why he believes the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization and what the government plans to do to combat acts of terror.