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Business Extra

As one of the world’s most influential business hubs, the Middle East requires expert attention. Business Extra provides those experts, as well as news and insights from The National’s esteemed team of business editors and reporters, who are on top of the markets, technology, the energy sector and more.


Last Episode Date: 22 May 2024

Total Episodes: 366

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22 May 2024
Matt Dalio’s plan to improve education through gaming

As the saying goes, life isn’t all fun and games, or is it? That’s part of the idea behind Endless Studios, a youth-focused game-making studio and learning hub, which is also on a mission to empower students all over the world by enhancing access to technology and educat...

24 min
29 April 2024
From World Economic Forum: Where will electric vehicles be in 2030?

More than 700 government officials, international organisations, politicians, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs have been gathering for two days in Riyadh for the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) special meeting to address the most important issues of the day and making an e...

16 min
24 April 2024
What is the role of AI in global sustainability?

How can environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility come together? As the world commemorates the 54th Earth Day this week, host Cody Combs leads a discussion centred on the evolving role of an environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework in driving corp...

17 min
17 April 2024
Driverless racing - what do we need to know about autonomous vehicles?

The Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi is no stranger to motorsport memories. At the heart of those memories are usually big names such as Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel. But now, a new type of race, without humans behind the wheel, is about to take place. ...

21 min
3 April 2024
Ramadan Edition - Gilberto Silva and Tim Chase on Striver app

Start-up Striver, which has football as its focus, is hoping to leave its mark as the world’s first abuse-free social media platform.   In this episode of Business Extra, host Cody Combs sits down with Tim Chase, co-founder of Striver, and Gilberto Silva, a former foo...

22 min
27 March 2024
Ramadan Edition - How technology transformed observing faith for Muslims

In today's fast-paced world, technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, and religious rituals are no different. And in Ramadan, Muslims around the world increase their engagement with faith through fasting, performing prayers at mosques and reading the Quran....

24 min
22 March 2024
Ramadan Edition - How can AI provide solutions to improve our lives?

It’s Ramadan, a time of reflection and renewal in all aspects of life. And though it might seem like quite the juxtaposition, the themes of reflection and renewal are not lost on technology – especially in an age of artificial intelligence. AI is testing our relationship...

18 min
13 March 2024
Ramadan Edition - How the eSIM business connects people and saves lives

Ramadan is a time of reflection, solidarity and community. One of the core values of the month for Muslims is to gather with family members for big meals and to stay connected with them.   Yet, for millions of people living in conflict zones in the region, Ramadan is no...

27 min
28 February 2024
Tech Edition - How Abu Dhabi's Adia Lab will use data for progress

Never before have we had so much computing power so widely available. We have super computers, we have quantum computers and, yes, we have an unprecedented amount of data. It is all creating a perfect situation where we now have the ability to potentially make predictions, m...

20 min
22 February 2024
Tech Edition - AI-generated deepfake videos, why should we worry?

AI-generated deepfake videos and images often go viral, deceiving millions before the truth comes out, and even then, it keeps on circulating. In fact, 2023, according to one study, saw a record-setting number of AI incidents. Can anything be done amid a technological climat...

17 min
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