In pictures: Arabian Business Future Stars 2019 winners revealed
Arabian Business Achievement Awards honoured its "Future Stars" at the annual ceremony awards at the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah hotel on Monday.
The ‘Future Stars’ honoured at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards.
Ahmad Al Darwish
An Emirati entrepreneur and former flight engineer who has ambitious plans to bring drones to the masses with his innovative new start-up Falcon Robotics.
Athbi & Nouri Al Enezi
Kuwaiti brothers and technology entrepreneurs who founded JustClean, a laundry services app, just two year ago and have already expanded to the UAE and Bahrain, with Saudi Arabia and Europe and even an IPO in their sights in the near future.
A young entrepreneur and founder of Lock&Stock, a free mobile app which rewards students with shopping discounts and the chance of university scholarships for not using their phones while in class.
The app currently has 27,000 registered students from over 415 schools and universities in the UAE and has attracted interest from over 300 brands.
Described as one of the UAE’s brightest child prodigies, at just 12 years old she is the youngest Emirati to have undergone training courses with NASA.
She is also an accomplished author and this year launched her book ‘13 Amazing Women of Arabia’ which tells the stories of some of the region’s most inspiring females.
An Australian expat, he founded Zaeto Middle East in February last year, a new start-up offering a cost effective way to reduce the negative impact environmentally damaging materials have on the local ecology. Based in the UAE, it is already in talks to expand across the GCC and Africa.
Omar Al Ashi
This adrenaline-junkie founded Urent just 11 months ago. Described as a Peer-to-Peer Vehicle Rental Platform - or ‘Airbnb of cars’ - it aims to expand across the region and has already attracted some very influential backers.
Illaria Caielli & Roudha Al Marri
Italian and Emirati neighbours, they came together to write and publish ‘UAE 101: Stories and Cultural Learnings - A Guidebook to the Emirati Culture’, a barrier-breaking book which has amassed a huge following thanks to its goal of demystifying Emirati culture and traditions and encouraging integration, tolerance and acceptance among the UAE’s diverse community.
Saeed Hussain Kayyani
While studying for a Master's Degree of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in California, this Emirati student’s project on a miniature floating city designed for Mars caught the eye of NASA and the legendary space agency invited him to present it at one its workshops.
It’s difficult to reinvent the real estate sector but the founder of Smart Crowd has done just that, launching the regions first regulated real estate crowd funding investment platform which has big ambitions to be the first major disruptor for one of Dubai’s biggest sectors.