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Forbes Middle East unveils Arab 30 Under 30

DUBAI, March 7, 2018

Forbes Middle East has announced its first Arab 30 under 30 list, revealing a dynamic mix of social entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, celebrities and intellectuals.

The list was compiled with nominations received by Forbes Middle East from young entrepreneurs based in the Arab world, as well as from under-30 leaders with Arab origins featured in the US and European Forbes editions.

Over half of the nominations (19 nominations) live in the Mena region, including six from the UAE, and are making their mark across a diverse range of fields, including entertainment, technology, education, healthcare and fashion.

To select the top 30, Forbes reviewed the impact they have had in their respective industries, their future prospects, their media coverage and their social media presence.

One of the most recognised faces to make the list is 28-year-old Mohammed Assaf, who was awarded a recording contract and acquired millions of adoring fans when he won Arab Idol in 2013. Another high-achiever is the UAE’s new Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, who at 29-years-old is responsible for selecting the latest AI and machine learning tools for the Emirates’ smart government services.

Khuloud Al Omian, editor-in-chief, Forbes Middle East, said: “Our Arab 30 Under 30 are scattered across the world and striving to prove their mettle in countries far from home. And they have made it despite facing constant challenges.” - TradeArabia News Service

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