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Mary Sophia

Deputy Editor - Forbes Middle East

At Forbes Middle East, I write about some of the most successful entrepreneurs and companies that are shaping the regional economies. I’ve covered industries such as banking, technology, real estate, healthcare, aviation and travel during my time at Forbes Middle East. A seasoned journalist with an extensive experience in business reporting, I’ve interviewed cabinet ministers and CEOs to get the inside scoop. A long-term resident of the UAE, I have previously worked as a reporter for Gulf Business and have interned at The National and BBC News Middle East.

ARTICLES

2 days ago

How Amity University Built A Successful Chapter In The UAE

After launching a $100 million university campus in Dubai, Dr Atul Chauhan, Chancellor of Amity University, is crafting the group’s expansion within the U.A.E.
By Mary Sophia 15 min read
2 days ago

DIB Considers Acquiring Its Rival, Noor Bank

Dubai's biggest lender said that it is exploring "a possible acquistion" of its rival Noor Bank.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
4 days ago

Emirates, Spice Jet Ink Codeshare Deal After Jet Airways Shutdown

The deal comes as India’s domestic aviation market tightens after one of its local airlines Jet Airways folded upon lack of funding.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
6 days ago

Netflix’s First Arabic Original Drama Series Gets A Summer Release

Streaming giant Netflix’s first original drama series from the Middle East titled Jinn has gotten a release date of June 13. The supernatural fantasy drama focuses on how a group of young high...
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 week ago

Samsung’s Foldable Phone Loses Sheen As Screen Breaks For First Reviewers

Galaxy Fold experienced a few screen damages when it was handed out to a couple of reviewers.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 week ago

Will Dubai Islamic Bank Be The Next UAE Lender To Acquire A Rival?

Dubai Islamic Bank was reported to be in talks with Noor Bank to explore a potential merger.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 weeks ago

Dubai’s Vista Global Takes Aim At $11B On-Demand Private Jet Market With JetSmarter Deal

The deal will allow Vista Global to enhance its technology offerings, allowing it to integrate JetSmarter’s platform into its back end.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 weeks ago

Chinese Smartphone Giant Xiaomi Just Gave Its Founder A Bonus Of $962M

Lei Jun – whose wealth Forbes estimates at $11 billion- has pledged to provide the sum received as his bonus to charity after taxes are deducted.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read