Mary Sophia


1 year ago

U.A.E. Start-up Sellanyhome Expands As Home Buyers Grow

Omar Chihane, CEO of, says that he can help sell any home in 30 minutes, taking proptech to a new level in Dubai. Can you tell us about how you decided to start And...
2 years ago

Nakheel's Return To Profits Signals A New Era For The Developer

When Ali Rashid Lootah was appointed the chairman of the board of directors at Nakheel in 2010, he had his task cut out for him. Battered from overleveraging the Dubai’s property boom and saddled...
2 years ago

Investors Go On A Funding Spree As GCC's Online Retail Booms

It has been an overwhelming time for the Gulf region’s e-commerce firms. Global e-commerce giant Amazon finally entered the Middle East market earlier this year after acquiring local stal­wart firm...
2 years ago

Why The GCC Is Still A Hotbed Among Retailers

After a period of intense growth, the GCC’s retail sector might be flatlining. But that does not dampen future prospects of the industry, which is expected to thrive on a growing consumer...
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia's $31million Camel Beauty Pageant

The stage was set for the beauty pageant and almost 30,000 models lined the ramp. Held in Rimah, a governorate of Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, the participants came from all over the GCC...
2 years ago

UAE's Northern Emirates Aim High As Tourist Numbers Rise

With a perpetual slight breeze swishing by, the paved waterfront promenade at Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah could look eerily similar to Palm Jumeirah, another archipelago off the coast of...