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.
Vicious competition and a saturated marketplace have made life tough for Saudi Arabia’s third mobile operator, Zain KSA. But the appointment last year of one of the kingdom’s top telecoms figures, Sheikh Farhan Al Faisal Al Jarbaa, has helped the firm turn its fortunes around.