The first of flydubai's 50 Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft sits on the tarmac at Dubai airport. The Emirati low-cost carrier will operate its debut flight to Beirut on June 1, followed by Amman the next day, with Damascus and Alexandria, Egypt on its list of destinations. (Getty Images)
Just about everything Badr Jafar touches turns to golD, formed just seven years ago, his crescent enterprises is raking in over a billion dollars in revenues and is highly profitable. But the young Emirati insists profits are just part of the plan.