47. Nadia Zaal

Company: Zaya; Al Barari
Title: Cofounder and CEO; CEO
Nationality: Emirati
Sector: : Real Estate and Hospitality

Zaal cofounded Zaya in 2008, which developed projects like ZUHA, Nurai Island, and Al Barari. She is also the CEO of the Al Barari project and a director at FIVE Holdings. She has 18 years of experience overseeing 900 people. Between Q4 2022 and Q1 2023, Al Barari delivered two residential projects, The Neighborhood and Chorisia. In March 2023, Zaya launched ZUHA Island, a project comprising 30 residential villas. She also launched Zaya Early Learning and Al Fanar schools.