Amina Al Rustamani, The Woman Shaping Dubai Into A Fashion Capital


New York, London, Paris, Milan. The traditional line-up of fashion capitals is about to be disrupted. Dubai is emerging as a new fashion leader and running the show is Emirati Dr. Amina Al Rustamani.

Dr. Al Rustamani is the opposite of the stereotyped Middle Eastern woman.

Amina Al Rustamani, Dubai, fashion, design, middle east Photo via creative commons

Starting her career in 2001 as a project engineer at TECOM Business Park, within 12 years she became CEO of TECOM Group – a business park operator owned by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammedbin Rashid al-Maktoum. In the role she oversees a workforce of over 86,000 people in the information technology, design, media, education, wholesale and manufacturing sectors.

Widely recognised as one of the Arab World’s most influential business leaders, she is dedicating her efforts according to the UAE National Agenda to achieve Vision 2021, a plan to turn the country into an innovation-led economy.

She rapidly became the…

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