Ship-to-shore gantry cranes stand on the quayside at Khalifa Port, operated by Abu Dhabi Ports Co. (ADPC), on Thursday, April 26, 2012. The 417 square-kilometer (161 square mile) development, designed to become a hub for manufacturing, logistics and trade, will account for 15 percent of the emirate's non-oil economy within 20 years. (Bloomberg)
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.