Qatar Airways Dreamliner at the Farnborough air show
A Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes part in a flying display at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 9, 2012. Boeing upstaged European rival Airbus at the opening of the Farnborough air show on Monday, with a $7.2-billion order for 75 of its upcoming 737 MAX jets from a US leaser. (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.