100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40
Amal Al Marri

Amal Al Marri

Industry: Hospitality

Company: SALT

Designation: Co-founder

Country: UAE

Age: 25

Visitors to Kite Surf Beach in Dubai will be familiar with SALT — a pop-up restaurant that has taken street food in the UAE to a new level. Amal Al Marri co-founded SALT alongside fellow entrepreneur Deem Al Bassam in the middle of 2014 and it has been a huge hit ever since, attracting thousands of customers, including members of the royal family who have become regulars at the vintage trailer which sells sliders and shakes. Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan and his family are often seen picking up a bite to eat, helping the restaurant to become one of the most talked-about new eateries in the region. With plans to take the SALT trailer to new locations and destinations, Al Marri’s stock is sure to rise very high very quickly.