Arab entrepreneurs invest in exchange for UK residency
24 December 2013 Last updated at 10:18 GMT
The impact of conflict in Syria and a military coup in Egypt has helped encourage many from the region to invest abroad and to emigrate.
The UK is one of countries trying to attract their talent and business skills, by offering investors and entrepreneurs permanent residency rights.
Dr Shoukry Rozek from Egypt has invested in the 35-room Brig Y Don hotel in Llandudno, North Wales.
Jeremy Howell reports.