Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims throng Mecca's Grand Mosque, Islam's holiest shrine, gathering around the holy Kaaba, late 20 November 2003 to mark the 27th night of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, known as Lailat al-Qadr, the night when the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed in the year 610 AD, according to Muslim tradition. Devoted Muslims spend the night reading the Koran and praying. (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.