The Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) liner docks in front of the Liver building on the River Mersey during her final farewell voyage ahead of being decommissioned. Oct. 3 in Liverpool, England. The QE2 was bought by investment group Dubai World for $100 million and will arrive at the emirate port on 28 November to be turned into a luxury floating hotel. (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.