CEO Speaks

“Passion, Reputation, Compassion, and Innovation.” – My advice to young CEOs.

December 3, 2017

A few months ago, I was named the ‘CEO of the Year’ at the CEO Middle East Awards 2017. Yes, it is true that my father is the founder of the MAG Group. But it took me years of working with and learning from him before being assigned to the position I am in today. […]

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To put it very simply, I call myself a developer when I hand over the keys.

November 25, 2017

As I drive through Dubai in the evening, I sometimes pass homes that MAG has developed. I feel a sense of accomplishment, not just at the architecture and the facades, but when I notice the warm lights that glow from the windows. These lights indicate that the houses I built are now homes. These are […]

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FinTech Is Here To Stay

November 18, 2017

Imagine it is the year 1980. You pay your rent in cheques, you buy your groceries in cash, you visit your bank to make transfers, and you consult currency exchange companies when you need to make international transactions. You live in a paper world where almost every financial task must be completed in person and […]

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Is there something known as a perfect real estate team?

November 11, 2017

My goals are just a set of dreams, that I hand over to my team. I develop real estate. They develop MAG lifestyles. I am often asked what I look for when I hire for MAG. My most repeated answer? “Human beings, NOT CVs.” Personalities of people are more important for me than their qualifications; and […]

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