Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir touted his country's economic prospects on Saturday, saying reform was key to growth and stability.
At least 717 pilgrims have died and 805 been injured in the stampede in Mina on the outskirts of Mecca, marking the worst Hajj disaster in 25 years.
For this edition of "Access: Middle East," CNBC's Hadley Gamble takes you on a journey along the Suez Canal, in Egypt.
The commencement of navigation in the Suez Canal and its achievement in this record time goes beyond political goals.
CNBC takes a journey along the Suez Canal on a Maersk ship.
Taking a journey along the Suez Canal, engineers on the Maersk ship tell CNBC what goes on during the trip.
Suez Canal: Egypt's "gift to the world." CNBC takes a look.
CNBC reports on the day the Suez Canal extension officially opened.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble takes you on a journey along the Suez Canal.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the history of canals that joined the Mediterranean and Red Sea region.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has drawn up plans to introduce a new sales tax and corporation tax amid low global oil prices.
For this edition of “Access: Middle East,” CNBC’s Hadley Gamble visits Art Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
At Art Dubai, over 90 galleries pitched their wares and 30 came from the MENA region. CNBC caught up with a few of the galleries to find out how important the event is in their annual calendar.
The RCA Secret exhibition and sale started in 1994 as a way of raising money to fund bursaries for students. This year's event saw 1300 postcards up for grabs at 500 dirhams.
To start our journey through Art Dubai, CNBC caught up with the fair's director, Antonia Carver.
CNBC talks to Fabian Lang about the artwork on display at Art Dubai.
Art Dubai's new-found prominence not only gives a boost to galleries and artists but has also become a fixture on the city's social calendar.
Nima Sagharchi, modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art specialist at Bonhams auction house, says the region's art market has seen huge developments over the past decade.
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.