It would appear that prior to becoming top businessmen in Dubai, working for the Government of Dubai is the first step. The spider web…
In 1992, Alabbar returned to Dubai and began working for the government as the founding director general of the Department of Economic Development (DED). Alabbar’s career led him to establish a close relationship with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, and he later became one of Sheikh Mohammed’s chief economic advisers. Alabbar worked with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to drive the development and growth of both Dubai’s tourism industry and global reputation.
…has held several key positions within the Government of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, including those of Director of Media & Information, Director of Overseas Promotions and initially Manager of the Department’s Information Centre.