OCCUPATION: Emir of Dubai
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 2
PRO: Thanks to billions of dollars in oil money, his kingdom has been transformed into a communal fantasyland, drawing tourists and job seekers from around the world.
CON: The economic mess has dampened the Emirates' grandiosity, with empty hotels and half-completed buildings beginning to dot the skyline.
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