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The UAE and Saudi Arabia dominated the list this year, with Saudi Arabia's Yasir Al Rumayyan, chairman of Aramco, the world’s largest oil-exporting company, and governor of the Public Investment Fund topping the ranking for the second year.

The UAE dominated the Arab Power list this year, with five inclusions in the top 10 alone. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, chairman of Emirates Group and Emirates NBD, Dubai's biggest lender by assets, was ranked third on the list, followed by Khaldoon Al Mubarak, chief executive and managing director of Mubadala Investment Company, in fifth, and Mohamed Alabbar, founder of Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest listed developer by market capitalisation, in eighth.

Sarah Al Amiri, chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency, was the only woman in the power list's top 10 and was ranked ninth. In March, Ms Al Amiri was also included in the Time100 Impact Awards list, which is compiled by Time magazine to honour global change-makers.

Dr Al Jaber is driving Adnoc's ambitious growth strategy, with the state-oil company playing a key role in promoting the UAE's energy transition strategy, Gulf Business said.

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