Emirati competitors arrive to cross the finish line during a sailing boat 'Regatta' race part of the al-Gharbia Watersports festival on April 19, 2013 off the coast of al-Mirfa beach, outside Abu Dhabi, in the UAE Emirate. The event, a traditional dhow boat race, runs until April 27. (AFP/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.