Leading Arabs shine in Time 100
by Talal Malik on Monday, 05 May 2008
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal are some of the leading Arabs to be included in Time magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people.
The Time 100 in its 2008 published this week included Sheikh Mohammed, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, as “Dubai’s visionary [who] wants youthful Arab minds to reach for the skies”, and Prince Alwaleed, owner of Kingdom Holding, as “America’s biggest foreign investor [who] finds ways to unite East and West”.
“His pursuit of excellence extends from business to sports… and it has made him a role model for a new generation of Arab leaders,” wrote Time journalist Scott McLeod about Sheikh Mohammed, who was included in the category of ‘Heroes and Pioneers’.