David Macadam, CEO of The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers

For the latest retail industry insights, Shereen Shabnam speaks to David Macadam, Chief Executive Officer of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers. David is a senior global executive with a 41-year career in real estate development, asset management and sustainable revenue generation of large-scale multi-use projects. David has also been involved in…

Healing Hands: CODIVIR – The COVID-19 Cure Is In Sight

Interview with Zyon Ayni, Founder and CEO of Code Pharma As researchers, scientists and antivirus specialists work around the clock to identify ways to help protect individuals and communities across the globe against the pandemic, Netherlands based Code Pharma, led by Zyon Ayni, is one step ahead of the game with Codivir, a potential game…

Bringing sustainability into the retail environment

Salim M A – Director Lulu Group International The UAE’s retail landscape has recently faced numerous challenges not just by the pandemic but by plunging oil prices, economic downturns and tight border controls which has led mall management specialists to leverage on the different aspects of shopping malls to innovate, transform and and think about…

A Greek Culinary Voyage: GAIA at DIFC Dubai

Shereen Shabnam Located at Gate Village DIFC, GAIA offers an intimate dining experience with cuisine inspired by the Greek-Mediterranean culinary culture. We spent an enthralling evening at this bustling contemporary venue sampling authentic and fresh cuisine that is unique, flavorful and translates the elements of the sun, land and sea into every plate. Food at…

Zak Zorro Releases “Ye Faasla” Music Video in Dubai

Video shot in Dubai and Directed by renowned Arab Director Adel Serhan Zak Zorro has released his latest Music Video “Ye Faasla’’ on Aug 15, 2021.”Ye Faasla” is a Pop Contemporary Emotional track as the Vocals and Synth Shines throughout the Track. A heartbeat Vibe with the Kicks and complimenting Bass Lines is the Aura…

International Business Challenges

Why professionalism and business ethics count Interview with Nadia Ratke We meet with the Nadia Ratke, who is the brainchild behind the International Organisation of Social Justice. We met Nadia first when she was the Advisor to the Head of the All-Ukrainian Union Batkivshchyna, Yulia Tymoshenko who is also the Ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine and…

Dynamic Futuristic Leader: Ayman Al Afifi

By Shereen Shabnam During the World Expo Commissioners Club dinner recently, we had the pleasure to meet with the charismatic H.E. Ayman Ibrahim Al Afifi, an Emirati Businessman, Ambassador, thought leader, Investor and Philanthropist whose vast experience in international business led him to be part of the World Expo Commissioners Club. Founded in Milano Italy,…

UAE and Vancouver based Award-winning filmmaker; Uzair Merchant launches new age cinematic single – Stardust : A sci-fi hiphop experience from the future

UAE based Award-winning Filmmaker and Producer, Uzair Merchant launches new single soundtrack – Stardust. The new ‘space’ single is a new-age cinematic experience – completely shot on the iPhone- it is a fusion of cultures through music, film, and art. Stardust showcases a complete blend of emotions a person experiences while processing overwhelming feelings of…

Digital Marketplace for Car Services

Interview with Ahmed Nasser Co-Founder of Odiggo By Shereen Shabnam We recently had coffee at the Shangri La Dubai with Ahmed Nasser, Co-Founder and President of Odiggo, a one-stop-shop for everything you need for your vehicle. He tells us how the business started and how e-commerce is empowering the younger generation to come up with…