Etisalat chairman Mohammed Omran is the UAE's top business leader, according to new research compiled by Arabian Business.
Omran, who heads up the UAE's largest telecommunications provider, beat port operator DP World's Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem to the number one spot.
Other prominent bosses included in the list were National Bank of Abu Dhabi CEO Michael Tomalin, who despite recently announcing his retirement came in at number three in the rankings.
Mohammed Alabbar, chairman of Dubai real estate developer Emaar, placed number five in the countdown while top brass from household names like Emirates NBD, Mashreq and Drake & Scull also featured.
* For the purposes of the research, Arabian Business judged importance in terms of business leadership based on the company's current market capitalisation.
Only publicly listed firms with their main headquarters in the UAE were included in the rankings.