An artist's impression of Palazzo Versace Dubai by night. The hotel is being developed by Emirates Sunland Group, which has the Global Rollout Licence for Palazzo Versace resorts worldwide. When it opens in the first half of 2012, the resort will be the second Versace-branded property in the world following the launch of Palazzo Versace Gold Coast in 2000.
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.