British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, who owns the Virgin Group, waves during a photocall on the 'Great Britain Section' of Nakheel's manmade archipelago The World in Dubai on March 29, 2006. Virgin is reportedly in discussions with Dubai International Capital (DIC) to secure funding from the $12 billion wealth fund. (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.