Category: Features

Gas on Tap

It’s only been up and running for around a year, but Aqaba’s LNG terminal has already proved itself indispensable to Jordan’s vital energy diversification drive. By Dina al Wakeel With several renewable energy projects under construction and a nuclear plant…

Housing Bank's new building

Banking on Success

The Housing Bank for Trade and Finance is building on its solid reputation to expand its retail and corporate business. Jordan’s banks are known for their resilience. The sector has been one of the main pillars that support the economy…

Kinz: Digging Deep for Data

When he founded Kinz back in 2009, Marwan Juma set out to convince Jordanian companies they were sitting on an untapped treasure trove of information. The data mining firm now has hundreds of clients across the Kingdom, and is setting…

Loay Malahmeh, Founder of 3Dmena which oversees Fab Labs

Building Tomorrow

Jordan is about to get its first set of Fab Labs, community makerspaces which offer everyone the chance to use hi-tech manufacturing tools to create pretty much anything. By Laith Abou-Ragheb What if anyone with a great idea for a…

SOFEX 2016

SOFEX 2016

Jordan’s defense know-how will likely take center stage at this month’s SOFEX special forces expo. Founded in 1996 by HM King Abdullah, the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference—otherwise known as SOFEX—has become a huge draw for the global defense…

Kamal Alhmoud

Gardens in the Sky

With scant few green spaces in our increasingly crowded cities, a new company is using cutting edge horticulture to create gardens on our roof tops. By Camilla Caraccio Jordan is not well known for its lush nature, and the rapid urbanization…

Theeb film cast

Theeb’s Oscar Bump

Although Jordan’s film industry is still nascent, the Royal Film Commission (RFC) now hopes the wave of publicity generated by the Oscar-nominated Theeb will further highlight the huge potential for movie making in the Kingdom.     By Rebecca Irvine     The…


Venture at 10: Zain and Orange

Zain and Orange Date of Interviews: Zain’s CEO Ahmad Hanandeh in January 2012, and Orange’s CEO Jean-Francois Thomas in February 2013 As dominant players within the important telecoms sector, the CEOs of Zain and Orange have frequently voiced their opinions…


Venture at 10: Samih Toukan

Samih Toukan, Cofounder of Date of Interview: July 2009 Maktoob, the first social network in the Arab World, was one of the first to exploit the new medium of the Internet as it was launched in the early 2000s….


Venture at 10: Khaled Toukan

Khaled Toukan, Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) Date of the Interview: May 2014 In May 2014, just as the debate around Jordan’s nuclear power program was reaching its zenith, Venture spoke to Khaled Toukan, chairman of the JAEC….