Roads lead to the headquarters of Aldar Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi's biggest real estate company, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Property values and rents slumped in the United Arab Emirates after banks curtailed lending and speculators left the market during the global recession. (Bloomberg)
A decade after the world’s most expensive real estate project was announced, King Abdullah Economic City has completed many of its key components. Chief executive Fahd Al Rasheed explains why tourism, education and entrepreneurship are now his biggest focus.