The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (L) and Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika leave the Boumediene airport on January 7, 2012 in Algiers. Bin Khalifa al-Thani is on an official visit following a bilateral agreement to build a steel complex on the eastern coast. (AFP/Getty Images)
Sharjah-based Gulf Petrochem has ballooned into a $2.5bn oil conglomerate in less than 20 years. Co-founder Sudhir Goyel reveals why the UAE is no longer the centre-of-attention, as global plans take hold.