Dubai: LinkedIn, the social media network for professionals, released on Tuesday a list of the top ten most influential brands headquartered in the UAE.

The list, dominated by state-backed companies, was aggregated on engagement levels with LinkedIn members.

Etihad Airways and Emirates airline took out the first and second sport, respectively, while Jumeirah Group, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Emaar rounded off the top five.

Etisalat and National Bank of Abu Dhabi placed sixth and seventh, respectively, on the list. Du, Damac and TASC Outsourcing, placed eighth, ninth and tenth on the list.