Britain\'s most decorated chef, Gordon Ramsey, is also picking up gongs in Dubai for his restaurant, Verre. But the winner of Time Out Dubai\'s Best Restaurant Award in 2006 and 2007 has cranked up his price by almost 25%, with a meal for two up to $272 from $218 based on Autumn season prices. (www.gordonramsey.com/dubai)
The small kingdom is among the most economically vulnerable of the GCC states, with high debt levels, low reserves and slow GDP growth. But it has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil economy that will help it forge a new path for the future.