Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Recognized as the Only Arab Leader at TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019

At the rate and the way things are developing in the UAE, it is only but fitting to attribute the country’s growth to one of its most influential leaders, (and now of the world) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

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For the citizens of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has embodied the leader who cares for the happiness of the people, no matter the cost.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Recognized as the Only Arab Leader at TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019
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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Makes it to TIME’s 100 Most Influential Leaders of 2019

TIME Magazine’s 100 has listed His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces among 2019’s most influential personalities all over the world.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the lone Arab leader from the Middle East who made it to the prestigious list of personalities alongside the likes of fellow world leaders Pope Francis who visited the Middle East earlier this year, USA President Donald Trump, China President Xi Jinping, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and many others.

Meanwhile, Filipina journalist Maria Ressa also made the list under the “Icons” category. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright describes Ressa as a journalist who is “…committed to exposing corruption, documenting abuse and combating misinformation.”

Check out the complete list of TIME’s 100 of 2019 below:


  1. Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed
  2. Nancy Pelosi
  3. Donald Trump
  4. Greta Thunberg
  5. Andrés Manuel López Obrador
  6. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  7. Jacinda Ardern
  8. Juan Guaidó
  9. Abiy Ahmed
  10. Mitch McConnell
  11. Brett Kavanaugh
  12. Jane Goodall
  13. Benjamin Netanyahu
  14. Zhang Yiming
  15. Hoesung Lee
  16. William Barr
  17. Pope Francis
  18. Xi Jinping
  19. Leana Wen
  20. Imran Khan
  21. Cyril Ramaphosa
  22. Robert Mueller
  23. Mahathir Mohamad
  24. Matteo Salvini
  25. Jair Bolsonaro
  26. Zhang Kejian



  1. Sandra Oh
  2. Indya Moore
  3. Marlon James
  4. Chrissy Teigen
  5. Massimo Bottura
  6. Hasan Minhaj
  7. Samin Nosrat
  8. Ninja
  9. Arundhati Katju
  10. Menaka Guruswamy
  11. Naomi Osaka
  12. Leah Greenberg
  13. Ezra Levin
  14. Fred Swaniker
  15. Lynn Nottage
  16. Tara Westover
  17. Adam Bowen and
  18. James Monsees
  19. Barbara Rae-Venter
  20. He Jiankui
  21. Aileen Lee
  22. Jay O’Neal and
  23. Emily Comer
  24. Shep Doeleman


  1. Dwayne Johnson
  2. Regina King
  3. Khalid
  4. Emilia Clarke
  5. BTS
  6. Brie Larson
  7. Joanna Gaines
  8. Chip Gaines
  9. Ariana Grande
  10. Mahershala Ali
  11. Glenn Close
  12. Rami Malek
  13. Luchita Hurtado
  14. Ozuna
  15. dream hampton
  16. Richard Madden
  17. Yalitza Aparicio
  18. Clare Waight Keller


  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Michelle Obama
  3. Spike Lee
  4. Christine Blasey Ford
  5. David Hockney
  6. Desmond Meade
  7. Lady Gaga
  8. Radhya Almutawakel
  9. Pierpaolo Piccioli
  10. Maria Ressa
  11. Caster Semenya
  12. Mirian G.
  13. Grainne Griffin
  14. Ailbhe Smyth and
  15. Orla O’Connor
  16. Loujain al-Hathloul


  1. Mohamed Salah
  2. LeBron James
  3. Jennifer Hyman
  4. Gayle King
  5. Mark Zuckerberg
  6. Tiger Woods
  7. Jeanne Gang
  8. Bob Iger
  9. Pat McGrath
  10. Alex Morgan
  11. Vera Jourova
  12. Ryan Murphy
  13. Mukesh Ambani
  14. Ren Zhengfei
  15. Marillyn Hewson
  16. Jerome Powell


Congratulations to everyone who made the list! This only shows that whoever puts in the passion and commitment to excellence in their field of work can truly become an inspiration to many.

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