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This week on Marketplace Middle East

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  • Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates Airlines
  • Al-Maktoum, who is at the heart of Dubai's aviation industry, on the economic downturn
  • Plus, the huge investment potential in Northern Iraq, despite the risks
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(CNN) -- Facetime with Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates Airlines talks strategy and adresses rumours about the airline.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates Airlines talks strategy and adresses rumours about the airline.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates Airlines is at the center of Dubai's aviation industry. As the world witnesses an unprecedented economic downturn, Emirates has embarked on a $4 billion expansion plan. MME speaks to Sheikh Ahmed to find out about his strategy, and address rumors about the airline itself.

In focus -- Risky business

Northern Iraq holds great potential, which is largely underdeveloped and the country is thirsting for investors. But, there are risks, with the potential for conflict on three fronts. There are other risks too, according to Herish Mohammed, Head of the Board of Investment of the Kurdish Controlled Region -- an ancient banking system, lack of insurance policies and corruption. But as one American entrepreneur put it -- it's not just about the money, it's about the adventure.

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