A Shiite Muslim self-flagellates during a religious procession marking Ashura on November 25, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The religious festival of Ashura, which involves a ten-day mourning period starting with the first day of Muharram on the Islamic calendar, commemorates and mourns the seventh-century martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Imam Hussein in the battle of Karbala. (Getty Images)
The hotel brand inspired by a legendary land described in a 1933 novel is spreading its story across the GCC. Global CEO Greg Dogan discusses expansion plans and the industry's new emphasis on “lifestyle”.