The gold leaf typically lasts for just four to five years, according to the palace, and so it's constantly being replaced.
For the MENA region, its 52 billionaires (with only one member falling from the list in the past year) together boast a wealth of $165.1 billion, up from $143.8 billion in 2016.
Often called ‘the father of UAE law’, Al Mulla is a well-known figure in the country’s legal industry, having spent more than 30 years drafting many of Dubai’s legislative structures, including the free zone concept.
The report gathered statistics from the World Economic Fund, the World Risk Report, the UK’s National Health Service Fit for Travel website and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The case is separate from the scores of Saudi businessmen and prominent figures who were held on corruption charges last year at Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton Hotel, although it touches on similar investor concerns about corporate governance.
NBB head of coverage, corporate and institutional investment banking Ali Abdulkarim; relationship manager financial institutions Amal Safar; head of treasury operations Nabeel Kazim; and Citi head of financial institutions, Bahrain and Kuwait, Omar Kopti