As one of the most innovative and futuristic countries in the world, with a blend of unique people who have shining ideas and creative initiatives, it is no wonder that the UAE has become home to some of the most talented and capable people from around the world.
There are too many inspiring success stories of entrepreneurs and businessmen who are credited with the success of the emirate, as such outstanding individuals play a key role in the development of the country and enrichment of the society, setting a good example for new entrepreneurs and inspiring them to start their businesses successfully in Dubai.
Here are some of the UAE's top entrepreneurs whose success stories may encourage you to create your own success story with ITQAN, just read on :
An Emirati entrepreneur who was the first to give shopping a new character in the country, where he founded Majid Al Futtaim Real Estate, a leading company in the Middle East that specializes in developing international shopping centers and hotels, as well as overseeing integrated projects.
He was the first to put forward the idea of establishing integrated shopping centers and shopping complexes in the region.
His creative vision had a great impact on changing shopping activities and adding more entertainment and recreation.
Salem Abdullah Al Hosani is an Emirati businessman. He is the owner of Salem Al Hosani Company, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Umm Al Quwain General Investments Company, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Medical Projects Company, and a member of the Board of Directors of Sharjah Insurance Company and Ras Al Khaimah White Cement and Materials Manufacturing Company Construction, and the National Bank of Umm Al Quwain.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of "Union Insurance Company" and "Gulf Cement Company", and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of "Al-Katef Holding Company". He was ranked among the list of the 100 richest Arabs for 2013, ranked 49th, with a fortune estimated at $419.3 million, according to Forbes Middle East.
Global Investment House, one of the largest Investment Companies in the Middle East and the first Kuwaiti company to list
on the London Stock Exchange in 2008, was founded by American educated Maha Al Ghunaimi in 1998. Headquartered in Kuwait, GIH plays a key role in promoting opportunities across the MENA region offering integrated investment solutions to its clients in the brokerage, asset management, and investment banking services. Regarded as an authority in the Arab world of banking and finance,
Maha has received global recognition, being listed ‘Among the 100 most influential women in the City by Financial News in September of 2009 and ‘The
100 Most Powerful Women in the World’ by Forbes Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008
J.c Butler is the co-founded Dubbizle with his partner Sim Whatley. In 2005 the idea has emerged after they noticed the lack of community services
where people can search for anything from furniture to apartments, to job by creating a ranked website, they filled the gap between buyers and sellers of assets and services and bring them all together in one place. It
was in 2007 when Butler and Whatley started from a rented small office and now Dubbizle has become the largest local site in the UAE.
Magnus Olsson, a Swedish entrepreneur, and Mudassir Sheikha, a Pakistani entrepreneur, founded Careem in June 2012. Both were former
consultants at McKinsey & Company and previous technology entrepreneurs in Sweden and Silicon Valley, respectively. Careem's chauffeur service has been
spread throughout the region. It now operates in 14 locations around the Middle East, with the most recent acquisition bringing it into Morocco.
Cobone.com is a pioneering MENA eCommerce company that has changed the concept of online shopping by offering the best promos and deals to customers across the region. On Cobone, customers can get the best items and services at the lowest prices, including discounts and offers on restaurants, activities, beauty, and spa, cars, and travel. Pa, a young Irish entrepreneur founded the company.
Global Investment House, one of the largest Investment Companies in the Middle East and the first Kuwaiti company to list on the London Stock Exchange in 2008, was founded by American educated Maha Al Ghunaimi in 1998. Headquartered in Kuwait, GIH plays a key role in promoting investment opportunities across the MENA region offering integrated investment solutions to its clients in the brokerage, asset management, and investment banking services. Regarded as an authority in the Arab world of banking and finance, Maha has received global recognition, being listed ‘Among the 100 most influential women in the City by Financial News in September of 2009 and ‘The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World’ by Forbes Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008
Those were five of the most influential entrepreneurs whose efforts have changed the lifestyle in Dubai.
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