Video: The largest superyacht to be constructed by the UAE's Gulf Craft company is to be The Majesty 155. On board the slightly smaller Majesty 125 Phil Blizzard talks to Erwin Bamps, COO, Gulf Craft about the global demand for superyachts and how the regional market is maturing and even looking for even larger boats. He talks about the key drivers in the superyacht market and also the significant growth for the much smaller craft, which is the mainstay of business for the company which is now into its 31st year of operations.
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Video: One year on from the launch of McLaren Automotive in the Middle East their Dubai dealer, Al Habtoor Motors, takes pole position as the being the most successful McLaren retailer in the world. Phil Blizzard talks to Mark Harrison, Regional Director, MEA, McLaren Automotive about their debut year in the region and their customer profile, customization by the McLaren Special Operations division and the new one million dirham plus MP4-12C Spider.
Video: Gitex Shopper, the largest technology shopping extravaganza in the region, is expected to see more than 175,000 visitors attend the consumer IT and electronics retail show at its new home - the Dubai World Trade Centre. Phil Blizzard talks to Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO, DWTC about the event and what can be expected this year.
UAE boat builders Gulf Craft are celebrating their 30th anniversary with the construction of their largest luxury yacht - the Majesty 135. At the Dubai International Boatshow Phil Blizzard talks to Erwin Bamps, COO, Gulf Craft about the development of the company, which is now recognized globally, and the new yachts in their fleet.
From Doha for the MEED Qatar Projects 2012 conference to Ras al Khaimah and the luxurious Banyan Tree Resort the AME Info Broadcast team are out and about. February will feature interviews with key decision makers from the world of aviation and finance through to the head of a World Bank Group agency assisting redevelopment in the MENA region.
Dick Sharod, Regional Director, Africa & Middle East, Stratus Technologies talks about the vulnerability of credit and debit cards and how technology can be embraced by banks to make their cards safe. He talks to Phil Blizzard at the MEED Middle East Retail Banking Conference 2011 in Dubai.
Suvo Sarkar, GM-Consumer and Elite Banking, National Bank of Abu Dhabi,talks on how the retail banking sector needs to evolve in this interview with Phil Blizzard at the Middle East Retail Banking Conference organised by MEED.
The UAE's coffee consumption has grown rapidly over the years as sales and market trends show positive gains. In an exclusive visit to one of the UAE's modern coffee manufacturing plants, Phil Blizzard takes a closer look on the process of coffee making and the business outlook for Coffee Planet.
Global luxury jeweller's Tiffany's believes that the Middle East market remains strong. Laurent Cathala, VP Emerging Markets, Tiffany and Co, talks to Phil Blizzard about the company's commitment to the UAE, its expansions strategy, bespoke luxury products and the upcoming 175th Anniversary of the luxury brand in 2012.
The 7th edition of the annual Superbrands Awards saw Dubai Duty Free winning the coveted Brand of the Year Award for the second consecutive year in 2011. Phil Blizzard reports on the event which saw the crowning of 52 Superbrands, including AMEinfo.com.
From an eco-helicopter to a BMW car adapted as a racing simulator and audio systems costing over EUR300,000 the check-out bill for Phil Blizzard's luxury shopping spree totalled just under Dhs5m! For those with a hankering for a luxury lifestyle the show at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre provided the ultimate playground for those seeking thrill-providing toys, alongside a wide range of uber-luxury items.
Despite the tough economic climate UAE based Gulf Craft saw a 40% revenue growth in the luxury yacht sector in 2010. At the Dubai International Boat Show Erwin Bamps, COO, Gulf Craft, of the Ajman based company, spoke to Phil Blizzard about changing trends and markets, as well as their new luxury yacht the Gulf 95 Exp.
With 11 world premiers and 30 regional launches from some of the most prestigious names in the boating industry the 19th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show is a global event. Down on the water at the Dubai International Marine Club Phil Blizzard sends this report from amongst the super yachts, high speed racing boats and sedate water buggies.
A cleaner and more economical drive for both the individual motorist and the fleet operator is on the roadmap for ENOC and subsidiary EMGAS with the introduction of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) across the region. Zaid Al Qufaidi, Managing Director - Marketing, ENOC & EMGAS talks to Phil Blizzard about their plans which could see 30% of vehicles in the UAE, over the next five years, using CNG.
With 11 world launches and a record breaking 41 premieres, the 19th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show will house more than 400 boats and yachts. Phil Blizzard talks to Trixie Loh, VP - Exhibitions, Dubai World Trade Centre about the growth of this event, the enlarged Super Yacht Boulevard and the new Supercar Promenade.
The Emirates are bordered to the north by the Gulf and the Musandam Peninsula, to the east by Oman, to the south and west by Saudi Arabia and to the northwest by Qatar. The land is mountainous and mostly desert.