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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • Does Islamic finance lower systemic risk?     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    A popular focus of emerging scholarly literature looks at whether Islamic finance offers any systemic benefits to the global economy. Tirad Mahmoud, the chief executive of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, details the defining trends of the business

  • The chief executive of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank believes the banking industry is on the cusp of a historic transformation.

  • Air Arabia changed people's lives: CEO     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Air Arabia was founded in 2003 to become to region's first low cost airline. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, the firm's CEO Adel Ali recounts the difficulties of the early days and the rationale behind becoming the flag carrier of Ras Al Khaimah.

  • Where will Air Arabia expand to next?     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The International Air Transport Association forsees the Middle East and the Asia Pacific to see the strongest passenger growth. Adel Ali, CEO of budget airline Air Arabia discusses expansion plan and heavyweight carriers of the region.

  • In an exclusive conversation with CNBC, Air Arabia CEO Adel Ali, shares his outlook for the aviation industry, and what an ideal work-life balance looks like to him.

  • DP World can do better: Chairman     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    DP World is the third largest port operator in the world. Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem explains to CNBC why he has faith in the British economy and which other markets the firm is eyeing for expansion

  • Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, puts the aggressive growth of neighbouring oil-rich Abu Dhabi in context, and shares his thoughts on Dubai's property bubble that burst spectacularly in 2009.

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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

    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.