Dubai is within eight hours flying time of two-thirds of the world’s population. It is now concentrating on developing its status as the best transport hub in the region.
Nasser David Khalili left Iran in 1967 with $750 in his pocket. Over the years, he has spent $650 million and quietly amassed a huge collection to become one of the biggest players in the $43-billion global art market.
The $9.4-billion project to probe the origins of the cosmos has scored its first big success.