Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce (R) and Emirates president Tim Clark (L) pose in front of aircraft at Sydney Airport on September 6, 2012. Struggling Australian carrier Qantas on September 6 announced a major global alliance with Emirates that will see its hub for European flights shift to Dubai from Singapore in a bid to stem losses. (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.