100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40
Talal Al Gaddah
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Talal Al Gaddah

Industry: Property

Company: MAG Property Development

Designation: CEO

Country: UAE (Syria)

Age: 31

Talal Al Gaddah runs one of Dubai’s most prominent developers, part of the city’s MAG Group. Heading the company’s six departments; finance, project management, sales, marketing, administration and legal, Al Gaddah’s ambition is to lead the firm to become one of the top five developers in the UAE, and eventually expand internationally to locations such as the Far East, the US and Europe. The company has already completed a series of high-rise towers and hotel apartment buildings in Dubai, and is working on developing more projects in Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Sharjah.

The MAG Group was formed three decades ago in Abu Dhabi in 1978. Since then, it has evolved to become a powerful and vibrant group embracing more than 50 companies and branches covering almost every country in the world and employing over 2,000 personnel. The activities of the group cover different areas such as the commercial, real estate, service and industrial sectors.