REVEALED: Top 5 Most Powerful Arabs In The UAE

Sheikh Ahmed, head of Emirates, tops the 2015 Gulf Business list of the most powerful Arabs in the United Arab Emirates.



1. HH SHEIKH AHMED BIN SAEED AL MAKTOUM Chairman, Emirates/Emirates NBD

Sector: TransportAs chairman of Emirates, flydubai, Dubai Airports and Dubai Civil Aviation authority, Sheikh Ahmed oversaw the strong performance of Dubai's aviation sector in 2014. Over 70 million passengers passed through Dubai International, and with projections suggesting aviation will contribute $53.1 billion or 37.5 per cent of Dubai’s GDP in 2020, Sheikh Ahmed’s role in the regional business landscape can only grow.Sheikh Ahmed also chairs some of Dubai’s largest government firms including the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee, Emirates NBD, Noor Bank and Dubai World.

The full list of the Top 100 Most Powerful Arabs is published in the February 2015 issue of Gulf Business and can be purchased from newsstands in the Gulf.

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