Access: Middle East


  • Al-Masri: capital is very coward

    As Chairman of the Palestinian Development and Investment Company, Munib al-Masri is responsible for about 25% of the Palestinian economy. In this exclusive interview with CNBC, al-Masri talks about the opportunities to invest in the Palestine Exchange.

  • Al-Masri: our biggest handicap is occupation

    In an exclusive interview from his home in the West Bank, Palestinian billionaire Munib al-Masri tells CNBC about his push for mideast peace.

  • Al-Masri: time is not on our side

    A friend and confidante to Yasser Arafat, Munib al-Masri is no stranger to the corridors of power. In this exclusive interview with CNBC, al-Masri talks about the political problem facing Palestinians.

  • We're looking for heroes: Mo Ibrahim

    Each year the Mo Ibrahim Foundation looks to award a multi-million dollar prize for leadership. With the 2013 prize ceremony just weeks away, Access: Middle East speaks to one of the past prizewinners, President Joaquim Chissano.

  • How things are really improving in Africa

    Regional unrest hasn¿t diminished Africa¿s growing significance to the global economy. Sudanese-born billionaire Mo Ibrahim weighs-in on who is investing in Africa and why.

  • How African must take charge of their destiny

    Since the sale of his telecommunications company Celtel in 2005, billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim has been putting his fortune to work, championing good governance across the African continent.

  • Dubai is ready to debut a massive new airport for passengers on Oct. 27, after a final go-ahead by the country's aviation authority.

  • Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, told CNBC that Koryolink, his joint venture with North Korea, is open to a deal with Google to provide mobile and broadband to the world's most isolated country.

  • How revolutions can be good for business

    Naguib Sawiris, executive chairman of Orascom Telecom talks about the joint venture, the possibility of a deal with Google and why he believes that revolutions aren't necessarily bad for business.

  • My faith is very important: Sawiris

    Faith, family and politics play a major role in the life of Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris. Join us for the final installment of our exclusive interview.

  • What happened in Egypt was not a coup

    More than two years on from the start of the Arab Spring, the path to secular democracy in Egypt remains uncertain. This week on Access: Middle East, an exclusive interview with the founder of the Free Egyptians Party, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris .

  • Arab League Secretary General, Nabil al-Arabi, left, Qatari Prime Minister and head of state Hamad ben Jassem, center, and Ahmed bin Heli, the Arab League's assistant secretary-general for political affairs  during the Meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Arab League to discuss the situation in Syria held in Doha, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    Arab states on Sunday called on the international community to take action against the Syrian government over a chemical gas attack that killed hundreds of civilians.

  • Background is very important: Reem Acra

    From the catwalk to the red carpet, the Reem Acra brand has evolved from glamorous bridal wear to luxury fashion label. Join Access: Middle East as we catch up with the Lebanese designer in New York.

  • I am a role model for Arab women: Reem Acra

    Reem Acra's Spring Bridal collection for 2014 evokes elegance with ephemeral designs that are distinctly modern. Acra's style and her role as a model for young Arab women when Access: Middle East returns.

  • A peek around Reem Acra's showroom

    A favorite of celebrity clients and royalty alike, Reem Acra's gowns are a perennial hit on the red carpet. When Access: Middle East continues, we take an exclusive tour of her 5th avenue showroom.

About Access: Middle East

  • From top CEOs and companies, to entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Hadley Gamble profiles 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.


  • Hadley Gamble

    Hadley Gamble is CNBC's Anchor based in Abu Dhabi. Hadley anchors Capital Connection from CNBC's Middle East Headquarters based within Abu Dhabi Global Markets