Dubai City, is a place of royalty and there are few people who make Dubai more royal and islamic in its nature. Listing out the most influential people of Dubai, we hope you provoked your GK capabilities.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan- President of UAE
Coming amongst the Royals of Dubai City, the Sheikh is counted as 53rd most powerful people in the world according to a poll conducted by Forbes. He is the ruler of the wealthy capital and controls around 8 percent of the world’s’ proven oil reserves. The stakes are in command of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) which is directly the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has a net worth of around $ 15 Billion according to Forbes.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum- Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of UAE
The man responsible for turning Dubai’s economic and financial stage. In the year 2007, he launched a UAE Government Strategy which catered to only one goal i.e. the refurbished government. The plan had resulted in a more structured government and have led to more faster growth of the Arabian capital. He is also a charitable persona and has donated a hefty sum of around $ 910 million to youth education events in several underdeveloped countries.
Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi- Female Minister of Foreign Trade
The first female to make a mark in UAE politics. She has not only marked her presence in the domestic market but also in the international market, as she has been graded as the 92nd most powerful women in the world. Before becoming the Minister of Foreign Trade she was the Minister of Economy and Planning. She is also a vital part of the UAE development strategy as her efforts in improvising the political as well as the economic structure of UAE has been commendable. Also, she is a founder of Tejari, which is a first business to business online marketplace. Tejari was founded on the year 2002.
Mohamed Alabbar- Chairman of Emaar properties
Emaar is a name in itself and Mohamed has broken all records of brilliance after constructing the first tallest building in the world, i.e. Burj Khalifa. The building stands at a significant height of around 828 mts. Burj Khalifa, in its foundation year i.e. 2010 had brought the whole real estate market in complete turmoil hence becoming a huge reason of success for Emaar Properties. The building in the year 2011 had around 54 million tourists further boosting the commercial as well as residential market of Dubai.
Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim- Commander of Dubai Police
Tamim’s influence and policies have shifted the safety of Dubai people to a higher position. He has created the most stable and powerful police force in the entire world. He along with his complete police force has created around 22 departments, out of which few are Dubai Police Academy and the Dubai Forensic Laboratory. He has written several books and has been awarded with several honorary awards.