REVEALED: The UAE’s Most Powerful Arabs

The two most powerful Arabs in the UAE both work across diversified sectors.

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

Origin: UAE Residence: UAE Sector: Diversified Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum stood proudly at the Dubai Airshow in November as his airline, Emirates, announced $99 billion worth of orders. On top of his role in the airline industry, Sheikh Ahmed is also deputy chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and chairman of two of Dubai’s largest government vehicles: Emirates NBD and Dubai World as well as Noor Bank and flydubai.

The full list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arabs is published in the Gulf Business February 2014 issue and can be purchased from newsstands in the Gulf.

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