Royals among the world’s 50 most influential Arabs

  July 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm by

Selecting the most influential people in the Middle East wasn’t easy, but so to were people from around the world approached and asked to name five people and explain in a couple of sentences why they chose them. The list isn’t about the rich or powerful, but about who has an influence.

Making the list were Queen Rania of Jordan, who campaigns for children’s and women’s rights around the world; Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Dubai’s ruler; and the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed; Sheikh Mozah of Qatar, wife of the Emir, who has been quite active in education and social reforms in Qatar; Sheikh Nahyan bin Ambarak, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research (UAE); Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (KSA); Prince Turki Al Faisal (KSA); HH Princess Lalla Salma, the King’s wife (Morocco), the first wife of any King to be publicly active and given a title by the King; the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad; and Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser (Qatar) who was named “Woman CEO of the Year” in 2006 for her significant contribution in developing Qatar’s economic and social presence in the Arab world.

To read about each of the royals above and what they have done and read up on others in the region who made the list, visit this site.

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