Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • What makes Elie Saab so successful Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    What makes Elie Saab so successful

    With hours to go before the collection debuts, CNBC goes backstage to talk to models and staff about Elie Saab's look and vision.

  • Elie Saab: 'We want to have an IPO' Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
     Elie Saab: 'We want to have an IPO'

    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.

  • Kizad CEO on the Abu Dhabi Economic Plan 2030 Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Kizad CEO on the Abu Dhabi Economic Plan 2030

    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.

  • Kizad developed 'plug and play' model: CEO Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Kizad developed 'plug and play' model: CEO

    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 CEO: 'The market is very solid' Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Kizad CEO: 'The market is very solid'

    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.

  • Is a Saudi sovereign wealth fund on the cards? Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Is a Saudi sovereign wealth fund on the cards?

    Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf outlines current investments and plays down the call for the establishment of a sovereign wealth fund.

  • Omar Alghanim responds to hacking allegations Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Omar Alghanim responds to hacking allegations

    Full interview here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/47984825 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.

  • Kuwait 'only functioning democracy' in Gulf: CEO Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Kuwait 'only functioning democracy' in Gulf: CEO

    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.

  • Agility 'very confident' going forward: CEO Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Agility 'very confident' going forward: CEO

    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.

  • Why consumer-facing businesses are more 'exciting' Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Why consumer-facing businesses are more 'exciting'

    Alghanim Industries' consumer facing businesses are the most exciting aspect of the business, says Omar Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries.

  • Egyptian president on vision of 'new Egypt' Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Egyptian president on vision of 'new Egypt'

    Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, says the "new Egypt" will be a country of peace and "civilization".

  • Treatment of women improving: Saudi Fin Min Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Treatment of women improving: Saudi Fin Min

    Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf says significant progress has been made in regards to women's treatment, but there is still a long way to go.

  • Why Agility is bullish on Iraq Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Why Agility is bullish on Iraq

    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.

  • Egypt 'clearing the way' for investment: President Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Egypt 'clearing the way' for investment: President

    Egypt is "clearing the way for investment", the country's president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says, as the country looks to bring its economy back on track.

  • History of the Hajj pilgrimage Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    History of the Hajj pilgrimage

    Sami Nawar, Gen Director Culture & Tourism, Jeddah Municipality, tells CNBC about the historical and economic significance of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

  • Agility CEO on Asian growth targets Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
     Agility CEO on Asian growth targets

    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.

  • We're fighting corruption: Egypt's President Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    We're fighting corruption: Egypt's President

    Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, says the country is rapidly introducing structural reforms in order to attract foreign investment.

  • China opportunities 'positive' for Agility: CEO Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    China opportunities 'positive' for Agility: CEO

    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.

  • Egyptian president on country's currency Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Egyptian president on country's currency

    Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says the country is working hard to keep the pound at a "suitable value".

  • Is Kuwait's public sector too large? Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Is Kuwait's public sector too large?

    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.