Access: Middle East -Part One-Gerald Lawless

7:00 PM ET Thu, 5 July 2012

With 8 destination properties in the UAE, 12 international hotels and 12 additional properties under development, Jumeirah Group is Dubai's premier luxury hotel brand. In an exclusive interview, Gerald Lawless tells CNBC about his 15 years as the brand's executive chairman and why, despite the downturn, he never had any doubts about Dubai.