Or, how $90 million can finance lives of noisy ostentationSheik Mohammad Al Fassi, 27, a Saudi Arabian princeling who has lived in the U.S. for four years, keeps stumbling into the limelight.
A few years ago, an adviser went to Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with a plan for a tall office building. “Only 90 stories?” the ruler of Dubai asked.
Over the last few months, Dubai’s glittering skyscrapers have been diminished by the alarms about the emirate’s economic woes. The news has not been easy to take for the showpiece city-state, the most populous among the seven sheikdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates