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Emirates Interviews

Our podcasts bring you the latest news from Emirates and the upcoming developments in Dubai, our vibrant home city.

Accompany Steve Harvey, our Emirates Interviews presenter, as he visits exciting new projects in one of the world's fastest growing cities - and meets the people making things happen.

Interview with Tim Clark, President of Emirates

The president of Emirates joins us to reflect on some of the challenges of 2014, and to look ahead to what's in store in 2015.

Run time: 22:04

Interview with Mohamed Alabbar

The Chairman of Emaar is one of the most respected businessmen in the region. In this wide-ranging conversation he remembers his childhood in Dubai and also discusses Emaar's newest development in the city.

Run time: 21:24

Hop aboard City Sightseeing Dubai

Emirates and Dnata have partnered with City Sightseeing to offer a hop on, hop off bus service for Dubai. Listen in as Managing Director Jesus Ruiz and Marketing Manager Inge Heath take a ride with Steve and bus driver Raymond.

Run time: 9:11

Emirates Holidays

With over 140 destinations on our route map Emirates can take you to some amazing places, and did you know that we can also arrange your holiday? Vice President of Emirates Holidays Fabio Prestijacopo discusses the latest getaway trends.

Run time: 9:18

Skydive Dubai

If your idea of fun is jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane then Skydive Dubai's got you covered! General Manager Alan Gayton reveals a unique way to see the incredible cityscape.

Run time: 13:29

Anantara Hotel

This stunning five-star hotel recently opened on the Palm Jumeirah, so we sent Steve to meet General Manager Jean-François Laurent and his staff, and to speak to David Garner of the operators, the Minor Hotel Group.

Run time: 22:26

Ten Tips for Leading in the Middle East with Dr Tommy Wier

Dr Weir has studied the Emirati business culture and has written a fascinating new book, 'Ten Tips for Leading in the Middle East'. Here he offers some sound advice on doing business in the UAE.

Run time: 15:44

The Meydan Hotel and Racecourse

Meydan's the place to see horse racing, and now there's a stunning hotel there, too. Steve meets Meydan Group’s Vice President Sascha Bartz, General Manager of Bab Al Shams Mohamed El Aghoury, and Executive Director of Dubai Racing, Frank Gabriel.

Run time: 37:58

Superchef Silvena Rowe

Celebrity chef Silvena Rowe is passionate about food. Her new Dubai restaurant Omnia celebrates the organic produce grown in the UAE, and she has a unique take on local Emirati dishes.

Run time: 17:20

Pacha Ibiza Dubai

One of the most famous names on the club scene, Pacha first opened its doors in Barcelona in 1967 and quickly became a global franchise. Pacha Dubai has just opened in the Madinat Jumeirah, and Steve met the team to discuss just what's in store.

Run time: 8:29

Interview with Patrick Brannelly

Patrick Brannelly is the Emirates Division Vice President responsible for Customer Experience and the ice system, and he joins us to discuss recent developments on our award-winning entertainment offering.

Run time: 11:12

The Sandance Concerts at Atlantis

Atlantis The Palm is attracting music's big names with Sandance, a series of concerts at this magical venue. Ravini Perera is Senior Vice President Sales at Atlantis, and she tells us about the star musical acts attracting the crowds.

Run time: 6:06

Food is fun with Frying Pan Adventures

For you real foodies, Arva Salim Ahmed offers a culinary tour across the historic old town of Deira, which is full of lively shops and fascinating restaurants serving up tasty regional dishes. In this interview Arva gives us a taste of what you can expect.

Run time: 10:06

The art of glamping

Fancy spending a night in the desert, enjoying fabulous food and wine then falling asleep under the stars in a luxurious bed? Join Steve Harvey as he samples the art of glamorous camping, or 'glamping'.

Run time: 17:54


Dubai looks stunning from the air, and now you can enjoy the view with a helicopter ride over the city and its beaches. See the Palm Jumeirah as you’ve never seen it before, plus the Burj Al Arab and the Burj Khalifa. Listen in and take off!

Run time: 6:56

La Serre – interview with Chef Izu Ani

If you have a taste for fine dining then head to Downtown Dubai. Chef Izu Ani first established his reputation at La Petite Maison and has now opened his own French-style restaurant named La Serre. In this Emirates Interview, Izu Ani talks to Steve Harvey about his new concept.

Run time: 6:16

A new addition from Marco Pierre White

The celebrity chef has recently opened a branch of his seafood restaurant in DIFC. CEO of RMAL Hospitality Anthony Liddiard discusses this new and exciting addition to the city's amazing culinary offering.

Run time: 4:21

CUT at The Address

The Austrian superstar chef Wolfgang Puck has just opened a new restaurant at The Address Downtown Dubai. CUT is the place for great steaks, and we met Executive Chef Raymond Weber and Director Andrey Godzhik to ask - can they fillet?

Run time: 11:24

One&Only Luxury Hotels

We look at this luxury hotel group's offering in Dubai, including the One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm. CEO of Kerzner International Alan Leibman also discusses forthcoming additions to their portfolio.

Run time: 27:51

Zabeel Stables

The exclusive Zabeel Stables are home to some of the finest race horses in Dubai. Visiting is restricted, but in support of the Riding for the Disabled Association Arabian Adventures can arrange a visit.

Run time: 17:18

Flashes of Thought

'Flashes of Thought' is the transcript of a speech made recently by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Motivate Publishing's Ian Fairservice tells the story of the book, which is set to break all sales records in Dubai.

Run time: 11:44

The Emirates Executive private jet

This exclusive, luxury service will whisk you away to the destination of your choice. In this interview, Terry Daly, Divisional Senior Vice President, Service Delivery is our guide for a tour of the new Emirates Executive private jet.

Run time: 9:46

A visit to the Gold Souk

A visit to an authentic souk is a must for any visitor to Dubai. In this Emirates Interview, Steve joins Arabian Adventures Tour Guide Maria Pratta for a stroll through the historic Gold Souk in Bur Dubai.

Run time: 11:41

Introducing Atlantis The Palm

Located at the very end of the Palm Jumeirah, this luxury resort emerges majestically in the distance like a giant fairy-tale castle. Here we meet the people making Atlantis The Palm a truly iconic experience.

Run time: 32:17

Burj Al Arab special interview

As the iconic seven-star hotel celebrates this special birthday, we go behind the scenes to meet and interview Jumeirah President and Chief Executive Gerald Lawless, Head Concierge Oscar Van der Veen and Executive Chef Maxime Luvara.

Run time: 27:42

Quality shoes from The Cobbler

Young French entrepreneur Sibylle Arnold-Shish recently opened this shop on Marble Walk within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The Cobbler sells high quality shoes and offers the chance to have a pair handmade on the premises by renowned bootmaker Morgan Papin.

Run time: 4:35

The Yellow Boat

Jump aboard the Yellow Boat for an unforgettable tour of the Palm Jumeirah including the opportunity to photograph Atlantis The Palm and the Burj Al Arab from the sea. Steve Harvey takes the tour and samples the ride.

Run time: 7:29

Presenting the Waldorf Astoria

The Waldorf Astoria brings unequivocal luxury to the Palm Jumeirah. Superb restaurants, stunning views, a gorgeous spa and attentive staff are the hallmarks of this recently opened five-star hotel. Steve Harvey checks in.

Run time: 10:37

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