76. Nadia Zaal

Company: Zaya and Abwab Real Estate Group
Designation: Founder and CEO
Nationality: Emirati
Sector: Hotels and Resorts

Zaal cofounded Zaya in 2008. Today, the company employs 880 people. The group specializes in high-end real estate development and hospitality. Zaya’s projects include ZUHA Island, Hameni Tower, Al Barari Residences, Zaya Hotel Living Al Barari, Zaya Early Learning Center, and FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel. Al Barari Residences is Abwab Real Estate’s flagship project. Zaya’s Nurai Island Resort was sold to Aldar Properties in July 2022. Zaal is also the CEO of the $2 billion Al Barari project and the director of FIVE Global Holdings.