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  • Time for a chat

    Time for a chat

    Kipp speaks with Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi, vice president of Sales and Retail at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons about the watch industry, and how it’s been affected by the crisis.

    August 22, 2009 6:55
  • The world’s most complicated watches

    The world’s most complicated watches

    Most watches provide you with just the time. But for the more discerning and wealthy customers, watch makers create ones which have astronomical calendars, split-second chronographs and more.

    August 13, 2009 5:13
  • Beyond time

    Beyond time

    The time-telling devices in the region have moved beyond style statements to pieces of art and of course, big business.

    August 8, 2009 11:11
  • Mall rents: have they dropped?

    Mall rents: have they dropped?

    Mall rents in the Emirates have remained constant in spite of the dramatic drops in commercial and residential rental values.

    August 1, 2009 2:30
  • 10 biggest malls in the world

    10 biggest malls in the world

    Mammoth, all-inclusive malls are mushrooming across the world. The following are the world’s largest shopping complexes, listed according to their gross leasable areas.

    July 25, 2009 7:02
  • Setting up shop…online

    Setting up shop…online

    When it comes to online shopping, the GCC is a relatively immature market. But with the financial crisis threatening to run retailers out of business, store managements are looking to the Internet to increase their customer base. Kipp speaks to Dina Saleh, Co-owner, Business Development and Operational Director at S*uce, about buying clothes online, and why it hasn't taken off in the region.

    July 19, 2009 2:01
  • The lure of Dubai’s malls

    The lure of Dubai’s malls

    Malls are some of Dubai's biggest attractions. But do they continue to attract tourists and residents like they used to, in spite of the financial crisis?

    July 11, 2009 8:37
  • Eye of the storm

    Eye of the storm

    While some Arab governments appear to have successfully fought off the worst effects of the global economic crisis, long-term challenges loom.

    May 12, 2009 3:06
  • Ride to fame

    Ride to fame

    The Abdul Latif Jameel Group, long a force to be reckoned with in the region’s auto dealership industry, is making considerable inroads farther afield, reports Trends magazine.

    March 17, 2009 10:16