Visitors walk past planes on display during the opening of the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) event at the Al-Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central (DWC), on December 11, 2012. MEBA is featuring exhibitions by 385 companies inside the DWC terminal building and over 45 business aircraft in front of the airport runway. (AFP/Getty Images)
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.