There is no better way to manage than by walking around. Autocracy doesn't work. Talk to people in their offices, find out what's on their minds.
The nice thing with the Arabs is that with age comes respect.
Dubai Airport will peak at a maximum of 100 million passengers a year, which would limit Emirate's growth, but the new Al Maktoum International with its capacity for another 120 million passengers will allow us to continue growing.
Anybody with my background in the airline business who is not deaf is a fraud.
There is something about the airline industry that really grabbed me.
Dubai has got very little oil; it is Abu Dhabi that has got the oil. Dubai has very small resources, and it is running out, so the government's plan has been to relieve Dubai of any dependency on oil at all by 2010.