When we think of luxury, we often think of rare and beautiful materials, decorations, and elaborate features involving lighting and water, for example. Luxury has always been synonymous w..
Every year I note the forthcoming trends in luxury real estate, but most pundits merely gaze a year or so into the future, talking about colour palettes, lighting, and advancements in materi..
Dubai's latest raft of new visa options makes the emirate more accessible to a wider audience than perhaps ever before, but I'm interested in examining those options through the lens of luxu..
I’ve been writing and reading a lot lately about the luxury property market, especially right here in Dubai. What truly makes luxury properties luxurious is scarcity. Think of the fronds o..
When we look at growing our property portfolio, it’s easy to simply ‘follow the crowd’ or the latest online trends, buying in the current hotspots or where it has been widely reported ..
I’ve spent my life in and around the UAE’s real estate sector, both due to my family’s involvement in DAMAC Properties and, more recently, my uber-luxury venture, AHS Properties. I’v..
CSR in 2022 is a business norm. Today, consumers and stakeholders expect that companies will act with honesty and integrity and aim to give something back to their communities and wider soci..
Here in the UAE, we are blessed with abundant natural resources – oil and gas – to help fuel the global economy. But, as we all know, these resources are finite, and we must also move to..
All the signs are there – Dubai's property market is booming. We've witnessed some record-breaking sales already this year, and it looks like the market isn't cooling off anytime soon. ..
The dust has settled on Expo 2020, and as it evolves into an exciting new district, I believe it's important to pause for a moment to think of the event's legacy. Technology Every aspe..
A recent survey in Saudi Arabia, the 2022 Knight Frank Saudi Arabia Residential Survey, revealed many people are looking for a second home, as a weekend getaway, a holiday home or as an inv..
We are seeing a surge of interest in luxury homes in Dubai – which has long been a global capital of uber-luxury – and even though true luxury is characterised by scarcity, we can all ta..
Travel and tourism, as I’ve said before, have had a rough ride during the last two years. While Expo 2020 showed that the appetite for travel and leisure is still there, things have change..
As we all know, Dubai and the UAE are great places to launch a business, with an environment designed to support innovation, ideas and entrepreneurship. But, as with everywhere else, uniq..
I've been extremely lucky to have gained enormous business acumen from my father, Hussain Sajwani, Founder of DAMAC Properties, and most grateful for education. But I still treat each and ev..
Late last year, a survey from Standard Chartered Bank revealed that 74% of UAE investors would like to leave a positive legacy through sustainable investments – a figure that compares favo..
Let me start by making a confession: I’m biased. For me, when it comes to ultra-luxury real estate, Dubai – and the UAE in general – tick all my boxes as an investor. Our nation boa..
Expo 2020 Dubai has shown the world how careful planning, pandemic control and strict health and safety protocols can ensure everyone can enjoy a tourism experience. Yet the global touris..
There are so many opportunities right now in the UAE for entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups. But with so many options can come confusion – like how to set up, where to set up and how t..
As the world moves back to being able to take holidays and travel again, global competition to win back tourism dollars has perhaps never been so heightened. And I've been thrilled by the..
Like many of us, I’ve been wondering what will happen to the beautiful, inspiring Expo 2020 Dubai site when the event sadly closes its doors next March. Well, perhaps unsurprisingly, th..
What a month it’s been! Since launching my latest venture, AHS Properties, at Cityscape Global 2021, my life has seemed like a nonstop whirlwind of phone calls, messages and meetings. N..
No one could have predicted what the long-term effects of the pandemic were, but as we move further away from the height of the virus’ hold, I’m keen to know how Dubai’s economy will f..
As we pivot back towards more travel – both for business and leisure – one thing that's caught my eye in the travel sector is (loud) moves towards more sustainability practices. If co..
Emirati entrepreneur Abbas Sajwani has launched an uber-luxury real estate company, AHS Properties, with a total asset value of more than $100 million, just ahead of Cityscape — the region..
A big US e-commerce solution provider, Channel Advisor Corporation, recently released the results of a major survey into US consumer spending habits, which revealed some interesting trends. ..
Expo 2020 got me thinking about the enormous number of people who will shift their workplace to Dubai for at least six months. Such an influx of global talent is exciting, interesting and wi..
The theme of Expo 2020 is 'Connecting Minds and Creating the Future' through sustainability, mobility and opportunity, so my thoughts recently turned to sustainability – and that led me to..
The number of people suffering from ‘flu and other diseases is down, as a result of global mask wearing, hand sanitising and increased awareness of the spread of airborne viruses. This ..
The global glamping market size was valued at US$ 1.88 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.1% from 2021 to 2028. According to research ..
There are more than one billion people of determination globally – those whose hearing, visual, cognitive, mobility, speech or neural functions are impaired – making them the largest min..
Food is at the heart of every culture, and a lot of our celebrations revolve around sharing food with family and friends. But access to information means we are learning more about the food ..
The UAE has a long history of trading, primarily because of its desirable geographical position between Europe and the Far East. The region became an attractive place for global merchants to..
Tourism is changing, whether it’s a pandemic-induced inclination to take domestic breaks or the rising awareness of eco-tourism. Consumers are savvier and more aware of the impact of tr..
We are seeing such growth in entrepreneurship right now. Of course, the UAE has always been a place that fosters the perfect conditions for new businesses, but the current global trend is to..
I’m taking a stand with all the young entrepreneurs out there who have come up against some pushback when introducing a new business idea. It’s a daunting prospect taking those first ..
According to research carried out by Nielsen last year, over half of Gen Z who were interviewed - 54% to be precise - indicated that they wanted to start their own company. So, what made ..
A message for Team Gen Z. If like me, you were born anywhere between 1995 and 2015 chances are you have already been labeled – we are Generation Z, which is ironic because we all know h..