Syrian National Defense force women, who just finished training, stand to attention at their training center in Wadi al-Dahab in the Syrian city of Homs, on January 21, 2013. Some 500 women are being trained and will help other National Defence force recruits at checkpoints and with other security tasks. (AFP/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”.