Fun with Kenny Sebastian in Dubai

It was a stress-buster for sure and some learning too, as popular Indian stand-up Kenny Sebastian opened his show with a tale on how he overcame stage fright. Interesting, considering stand-ups mostly belong to a fearless tribe who are known to say it like it is. The 26-year-old YouTube sensation had the full house exploding … Continue reading Fun with Kenny Sebastian in Dubai

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Moideen Thumbay – Gulf Medical University, Ajman Founder President

Mr. Moideen Thumbay is a third generation entrepreneur credited for establishing the Thumbay Group in UAE in 1998. The Thumbay Group is in the field of Health Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Information Technology, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Hospitality and Real Estate. The Group’s vision is to achieve a global presence in … Continue reading Moideen Thumbay – Gulf Medical University, Ajman Founder President


Richest 50 Indians in the Gulf – Arabian Business List

Arabian revealed the list of 50 Richest Indians in the Middle East. Landmark Group founder Jagtiani tops Arabian Business Indian Rich List with personal fortune o fS$4.5bn. Here is the full list as put up on the website. Rank Name Industry Wealth 1 Micky Jagtiani Retail $4.5 bn 2 Feroz Allana Consumer Goods … Continue reading Richest 50 Indians in the Gulf – Arabian Business List


Sunny Varkey, GEMS

Sunny Varkey is the epitome of a self-made man. His education group, GEMS, has morphed from a single Indian primary school to the biggest provider of K12 education in the world. Under Varkey’s steer, Global Education Management Systems (GEMS) today teaches 100,000 students in 100 schools across 11 countries. Varkey’s interests don’t end with education. … Continue reading Sunny Varkey, GEMS


Tony Jashanmal, Jashanmal Group

With roots dating back to 1919, ‘Jashanmal’ is a household name across the Middle East. The group began trading in Basra, Iraq, with a single store. Today, executive director Tony Jashanmal leads a UAE-based corporation with multi-channel activities across the GCC and India. The retail arm of the firm operates more than 100 stores across … Continue reading Tony Jashanmal, Jashanmal Group


Rajen Kilachand, Dodsal Group

Founded more than six decades ago in Mumbai, the Dodsal Group has grown into a multinational conglomerate with interests in engineering, mining, trading and hospitality. And its chairman and president Rajen Kilachand has no plans to stop there. “My aim is to have the company build on its existing strengths in the EPC sector and … Continue reading Rajen Kilachand, Dodsal Group

Ramesh Prabhakar, Rivoli

Ramesh Prabhakar is the managing partner, of the UAE-based Rivoli Group. In 1988, Rivoli Group sold just one watch brand as the company fought to establish itself in the Middle East. Today, it is one of the region’s largest importers and retailers of luxury brands. The company’s stores now offer products ranging from watches and … Continue reading Ramesh Prabhakar, Rivoli


Yusuff Ali MA, Emke Group

For any UAE resident, the Lulu chain of hypermarkets is a familiar sight – but it’s just one of the many brands held by the Emke Group. The group boasts an annual turnover of $3.5bn globally, and is one of the largest Indian-owned conglomerates in the Gulf, employing more than 22,000 people from over 29 … Continue reading Yusuff Ali MA, Emke Group


BR Shetty, NMC Group

Entrepreneur B R Shetty is managing director and CEO of the Abu Dhabi-based New Medical Centre (NMC) Group of companies. With initial interests in hospitals and hospitality, Karnataka-born Shetty has since diversified into sectors including pharmaceuticals, financial services, retail, real estate and IT. Shetty’s contributions to the fields of trade and industry have not gone … Continue reading BR Shetty, NMC Group

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Micky Jagtiani, Landmark Group

Billionaire ‘Micky’ Jagtiani is head of the conglomerate Landmark Group, and one of the most powerful figures in the Middle East retail industry. Launched in 1973 with a single Bahrain store, Landmark Group has grown into one of the Gulf’s largest retail empires. Today, its brands span from children’s fashion, footwear and cosmetics, with additional … Continue reading Micky Jagtiani, Landmark Group