by Mehak Shoaib
  • 1 minute read
  • September 03, 2019
Four Emirati Women Make It To Forbes’ List Of Women Behind Middle Eastern Brands

Ranked no. 3

One of the region’s favorites, singer Ahlam Alshamsi  has released 3 albums in her illustrious career. She has to her credit being a judge on Arab Idol for four consecutive seasons, and a vocal coach on The Voice

Ranked no. 45

Sheikha Madiyah Al Sharqi has earned her spurs internationally with her eponymous label that was launched in 2012. Known to play with textures and create feminine designs, she has been a celebrity-favorite (PS: Khloe Kardashian sporting a Madiyah Al Sharqi dress at Diana Ross’ 75th birthday).

Ranked no. 57

Hind Habib Al Mullah has been cooking up a storm since the age of 10 and launched the famed Home Bakery in 2011. Hind has risen through the ranks and runs one of the most beloved cafes in the UAE.

 Ranked no. 48

Nayla Al Khaja is the first Emirati filmmaker and has played a key role in pivoting global attention towards the UAE’s film scene. Her work Three and Malal received international recognition, and her production company D-Seven Motion Pictures has already worked with heavyweights, such as Gucci, Nike and Mercedes-Benz. 

Cover image credit: @NaylaAlKhaja

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