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Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Iman Mutlaq

CEO of Sigma Investments Iman Mutlaq rises every morning at 5 am, meditates for two hours and focuses on her goals for the day. Then she goes to work where she manages financial transactions worth $1.5 billion. Mutlaq is the…

Air Arabia Jordan: Ready for Liftoff

By buying a major stake in Petra Airlines, low-cost giant Air Arabia has created a new carrier which will use Amman as a hub to further its ambitious expansion plans. By Laith Abou-Ragheb Jordan’s aviation and tourism sectors were given…

Venture Explains: The Big Three Gulf Carriers

Who are they? The global airline industry is being shaken up by a trio of ambitious Gulf-based carriers: Dubai’s Emirates, Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, and Qatar Airways. The impressive scope and pace of their expansion has longer-established legacy carriers like British…

Growing to Compete

Amman’s Kempinski is undertaking a major expansion to take on growing competition in the capital. By Elisa Oddone A string of new five star hotels are due to open in Amman in the near future, sharply raising the competitive stakes…

The Kingdom’s Shop

This article appeared in the May, 2014 edition of Venture.   From and handicrafts, to armored cars and military figurines, Urdon Shop aims to champion a huge range of Jordanian-made products. By Jane Hosking It was three years in the making,…

A Crisis Costing Billions

The Syrian civil war, coupled with the spread of ISIS, has so far cost countries in the region over $33 billion, according to a World Bank report. The policy research working paper quantifies the direct and indirect economic impact of…

Social Security Renews Contract with IHG

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and the Social Security Investment Fund renewed their contract to manage the Crowne Plaza Amman and Crowne Plaza Resort Petra, today on January 27th. The contract was signed by Mr. Pascal Guavin, IHG Chief Operating Officer…

SEG: Teaching Swiss Hospitality

For over 30 years, the Swiss Education Group has trained thousands of students from around the world in the art of hospitality. The hard work of hundreds of students studying at the elite Swiss Education Group (SEG) culminates every October…

Mövenpick on the Move

These are tough times for our region’s hotels, but Mövenpick is still gaining ground. By Dina al Wakeel Tourism in our part of the world is far from being in rude health. Instability has scared many foreign tourists away, leaving…

Building Jordan: Dar Al-Omran

This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant presence in the Kingdom.   Dar Al-Omran Founded: 1979 CEO: Anas Sinno Employees: Approximately 500 Offices:…