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Forbes released their '30 under 30' Arabs ranking for the year and six of the entrants in the prestigious list hail from the UAE. This ranking looks at rising stars and disruptors across industries such as entertainment, government and policy, food and beverage, entrepreneurship and more, all under the age of 30.

Futtaim Al Falasi

Age: 26

Founder of the TaimShow, an online radio channel, Al Falasi also runs food and beverage setups in the country. Through her millions-strong Instagram profile and sizable YouTube following, she also works with different brands and companies.

Amal Al Marri

Age: 27

All we need to say here is she is one of the founders of Salt, one of UAE’s first and most successful food trucks. Now she co-owns food trucks and restaurants across UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama

Age: 28

This young UAE Minister looks at artificial intelligence to enhance government performance in services including transport, education, energy and space exploration.

Shamma Bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui

Age: 23

She is the world’s youngest minister, serving as UAE’s Minister of Youth. She looks at youth issues and aspirations in the country to represent at the ministerial council of the country.



Age: 29

Balqees Fathi performed at the first female-only concert in Saudi Arabia last year and also headlined the Sharjah World Music Festival.

Elissa Freiha

Age: 27

Aiming to close the gender gap in financing and investments in the region, Freiha started a venture-capital pool to help women invest in start-ups.