A general view of Tehran's Golestan Palace (The Rose Garden Palace) as the nation celebrates its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List on July 7, 2013. The palace, built in the 16th century, is a masterpiece of the art of the Qajar period. (AFP/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.