UAE’s 6 most influential business people

UAE’s 6 most influential business people

Being influential is a natural and learned quality, usually gained in a progressive manner.

Powerful influencers can drive large-scale awareness for social causes and lead companies without breaking sweat.

Interested to know who the most influential people in UAE are?

We listed the 6 most influential business people in the UAE:

1. Mohammed Al Shaibani


According to the Wall Street Journal, Mohammed Al Shaibani is ranked as one of the highest ranking officials in the UAE.

Mohammed holds a number of positions: Director General of The Ruler’s Court, CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai, president of Dubai office and Chairman of Dubai Islamic Bank- among a few others.

2. Mohamed Alabbar


Mohamed is the Chairman of Emaar properties.

He broke the record after building the world’s tallest building ‘Burj Khalifa’. He even planned ‘The Dubai Mall’, the worlds most visited shopping destination. Let’s not forget the launch of the retail trade event, the famous Dubai Shopping Festival.

3. Khaldoun Al Mubarak


Khaldoun is the CEO of Mubadala Development Company.

Mubadala is ranked as one of the largest investment funds in the UAE holding assets of over $48 billion in 2011.Khaldouns influence has even spread beyond business and into the realm of sports- as the chairman of Manchester City Football Club. Holding many other prominent positions; Khaldoun is placed on our list of most influential business individuals.

4. Yousef Al Omair Yousef


Yousef is the Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company; the world’s fourth leading Oil Company.

Not only does he belong to one of the wealthiest families in UAE, but he also owns large stakes in real estate, construction, petroleum and military equipment supply. He owns his own travel and automobile companies – Omair travel and Omair automobiles.

Let’s not forget these two influential women in the UAE…

5. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi


Sheikha Lubna is ranked at the top of the most influential business women in UAE. She is recognized for her role as the Federal Government’s Minister of International Cooperation and Development. The UAE’s overseas aid donations have grown because of her influence.

Lubna is also a member of: Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, National University of Singapore, Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, Dubai School of Government and co-founder of the Friends of Cancer Patients.

She is re-known for being an idol for women in business; as she is a regular supporter for women rights and education. She illustrated that women are capable of empowering themselves.

6. E. Reem Al Hashimy


This influential woman plays a primary role in hosting 25 million visitors; looking beyond 2020 and making sure Dubai makes the most in the coming years.

She is the Minister of State for the UAE; she even manages the International Affairs Unit of the Executive Office of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president and prime minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai.

That’s not all, Reem is also the chairperson of Dubai Cares- an organization that works on educating children globally.

There are a lot of influential people in UAE that we can look up to, but this list highlights six of the most influential business leaders. Have you got what it takes to be highly influential?

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