40 and Under: the Region's Most Influential Young Business Leaders
Tue 30 Oct 2018 06:25 AM
Ali Mostafa

Industry: Entertainment

Designation: Film director

Country: UAE

Age: 37

In 2009, the british Emirati filmmaker came into the international spotlight as the director and producer of the film City of Life based in Dubai, which he says he made to show both the positive and negative sides of the Emirate. Mostafa also directed several short movies including Under the Sun, which was screened at a number of global film festivals, and he owns a production company, AFM Films. More recently he made The Worthy, a dystopian plot set in water-scarce future, and one of the few Arab films to be released on Netflix. He’s also well known in fashion, and has partnered with Tumi for a luggage collection.