Living on the Palm used to be a realistic aim for only the super-rich of the Gulf. But today, with prices halved from last year, the dream lifestyle is in range of more mortal executives. A 6-bedroom Mediterranean style villa on Frond D is advertised for just over $3.5 million, and buyers could do better than that with a bit of haggling.
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.