At around the same time a team from Changi was preparing to open a new airport in Jeddah, scores of Saudi princes, ministers and business tycoons were rounded up and detained in The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.
The luxury hotel, which became a holding place for the kingdom's elite after the unprecedented crackdown last November by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - who was named heir to the throne in June - resumed normal business just last weekend.
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