"I'm aware of six or seven government airlines that have been thinking about going private in recent years," said Adel Ali, CEO of budget carrier Air Arabia. "Airlines are expensive things - in most places, you find that the government is spending a lot of money on them."
"[Going public is] a double-edged sword - it exposes you, but it brings a lot of discipline to the business," said Ali.
From underwater mining to luxury yachts, Mohammed Al Barwani has interests in a staggering range of industries. The chairman of MB Holding explains how he built the firm from scratch to become a billion-dollar player.