74. Nadia Zaal

Company: Zaya; Al Barari
Designation: Cofounder and CEO; CEO
Nationality: Emirati
Country: U.A.E.
Category: Hotels and Resorts

Zaal cofounded Zaya in 2008, which developed projects like ZUHA, Nurai Island, and Al Barari. She has 18 years of experience and oversees 900 employees. Between Q4 2022 and Q1 2023, Al Barari delivered two residential projects, The Neighborhood and Chorisia, six months ahead of schedule. In Q3 2023, it implemented a 30% water reduction in the Al Barari Community. Zaal is also a director at FIVE Holdings.