Emirati Rally Champion Mohammed bin Sulayem, chairman of the organising committee for the UAE Desert Challenge 2008 rally, holds a national flag and gestures at Spanish motorcyclist Marc Coma riding his 690 cc KTM Rally bike at the ceremonial start of the Desert Challenge rally in Abu Dhabi. More than 140 drivers are taking part in the five day rally. (Getty Images)
A few months after buying FRHI Hotels & Resorts from investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding, AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin denies the hotel management firm is growing too fast. In fact, he intends to pick up the pace – especially in the GCC.