Access Middle East: Part One- Khalaf Al Habtoor

Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

With over 40,000 employees from construction through real estate, Al Habtoor Group's growth has mirrored that of the Emirates. Khalaf Al Habtoor, founder and chairman of the family conglomerate, tells CNBC about the early beginnings, and why he thinks the joint venture with Australia's largest construction group, Leighton Holdings, has been successful.