DUBAI: IN AN EMIRATES STATE OF MIND
Dubai has come a long way since uae's independence in 1971. in this interview we speak with a couple of its long time residents to find how far the city has come and how much further it can go.
The setting was perfect. The idyllic, rustic and yet modern environs of the Bab Al Shams Resort and Spa provided the perfect location to have a relaxed tete-a-tete on the changing face of Dubai. We sat down with two stalwarts of the industry Mr Jamil Jadallah, MD/CEO/Partner of National Engineering Bureau and Mr Amer Bin Ahmed, CEO of Knauf Middle East-Africa-Asia, to have a free-wheeling discussion on Dubai, how it has changed in the last three decades and what the city has come to mean to them today on both, professional and personal levels.
Q1: SINCE BOTH OF YOU HAVE BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR QUITE SOME TIME, WHAT ARE THE DIFFERE...