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Air Arabia changed people's lives: CEO
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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 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.

Past Episodes

  • 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.

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

    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

    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.

  • Saudi Women in the Workforce     Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Access: Middle East explores how the Saudi government is meeting the challenge when it comes to creating opportunities for women inside the Kingdom.

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

    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.

  • The former head of Saudi Arabia's foreign intelligence service weighs-in on the major challenges facing the Kingdom and the region today. Join Access: Middle East for the second part of our exclusive interview with HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal.

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

About Access: Middle East

  • From top CEOs and companies, to entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Yousef Gamal El-Din and Hadley Gamble profile the men and women shaping the Middle East's global ambitions. "Access: Middle East" airs on CNBC’s networks across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and in the U.S.

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    Wednesday 20.00

    Friday 01.00

    Saturday 10.00 & 15.30

    Sunday 15.30 & 19.30


    CNBC in EMEA CET Times

    Thursday 23.00

    Saturday 08.00 & 13.30

    Sunday 13.30 & 17.30


    CNBC World EST Times

    Monday 21.30

    Saturday 19.00

    Sunday 07.00


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  • Yousef Gamal El-Din is the host of CNBC's "Access: Middle East". He is also the channel's regional correspondent and regularly contributes analysis for CNBC.com

  • Hadley Gamble is a reporter and producer responsible for business news coverage from the MENA region. She also presents CNBC's "Access: Middle East" and is an on-air contributor to CNBC’s business day programming.

Access: Middle East: More Episodes

Showtimes

Show Airs Every Fortnight

CNBC in the UAE (OrbitSN) UAE Times

Wednesday 20.00

Friday 01.00

Saturday 10.00 & 15.30

Sunday 15.30 & 19.30


CNBC in EMEA CET Times

Thursday 23.00

Saturday 08.00 & 13.30

Sunday 13.30 & 17.30


CNBC World EST Times

Monday 21.30

Saturday 19.00

Sunday 07.00


CNBC in Asia-Pacific SIN/HK Times

Saturday 17:30

Sunday 08.30 & 20:30

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