Triumphant Times In an exclusive Forbes Middle East event held in Dubai, a stellar lineup of distinguished guests honored the exploits and triumphs of the Top 500 Companies in the Arab World. As economies prosper, stock markets are often considered indicators of success. With Arab stock markets from Saudi Arabia to Qatar and Kuwait to the UAE witnessing robust growth, the economic outlook for Middle Eastern countries is bright. And as MENA markets prove resilient to political instability, listed companies are shaping the landscape of homegrown success. Under this theme, Forbes Middle East honed in on the publically listed enterprises buoying Arab markets and presented its latest ranking of the Top 500 Companies in the Arab World. To celebrate the ranking, a gala dinner and award ceremony were held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Godolphin Ballroom in Dubai on the 17th June, 2014, in partnership with The Investor For Securities. Founded in Saudi Arabia in 2007 as an investment bank, The Investor For Securities is recognized not only for its financial products, but for employing cutting edge talent and technology.