1. Mohamed Ali Alabaar, chairman and CEO, EmaarOrigin: UAE Residence: UAE The chairman, who has been instrumental in shaping the region’s real estate landscape, is also a trusted advisor to Dubai’s Ruler, HH Sheikh Mohammed. In a sign that Emaar has balanced its books after Dubai’s real estate crisis, the company's shares have nearly doubled in the last year. Charismatic Alabbar runs 60 global companies beneath the Emaar banner.
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The full list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arabs is published in the Gulf Business February issue and can be purchased from newstands in the Gulf from February 3 2013.
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