It is already clear that Dubai’s future is not what it used to be. But that does not necessarily mean it is facing a bad future. Last Wednesday’s convulsion marked a significant milestone in the financial history of the emirate, and a very different Dubai will now take shape. Today, a new Dubai has a chance to emerge: leaner, meaner and better. Read more »
Sultan on why failures are part of life and should not be looked down upon in the GCC.
There is no doubt that the UAE will benefit from a revised companies law that levels the playing field. After all, why, for example, should there be only one agent for a specific brand of cars? What a revised version of the federal companies law would mean for the UAE. Read more »
By people generally shy from starting a new business during a financial crisis, I however did just that. It was the autumn of 2000; the world had just gone through a financial crisis known as the dot-com bubble that although not as large as the one we are suffering from today was historic nonetheless. Read more »
In the midst of the doom and gloom of the past 12 months, one market seemed to have bucked the trend and carried on with business as usual. Why Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) inspires conﬁdence among the GCC’s small shareholders. Read more »
Sultan comments on what should be learned from Maan Al Sanea’s story of over-leverage and frozen assets.