HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak
A member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, overseeing some of the Emirate’s most significant institutions across the culture, tourism, media, entertainment, and real estate sectors, HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak plays a critical role in driving Abu Dhabi’s growth as a sustainable, diversified and globally-integrated economy.
Al Mubarak was appointed as the Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) in 2015, where he oversees the cultural development of the Emirate and its promotion as a global destination, through the integration of tourism regulations and the active engagement of local, regional and international audiences.
Since its inception and under His Excellency’s leadership, DCT Abu Dhabi has achieved remarkable milestones including the opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2017, recognised globally as one of the world’s most iconic cultural attractions, as well as the reopening of Qasr Al Hosn, the oldest landmark in Abu Dhabi, representing the emirate’s evolution into a modern, global metropolis.
Al Mubarak is also the Chairman of Aldar Properties, the Emirate’s leading real estate developer, which also plays a key part in the development and provision of international-standard education through Aldar Academies.
In addition, his Excellency is Chairman of Miral Asset Management, where he has led the transformation of key areas within the Emirate, including Yas Island, and has developed strategic partnerships such as the one established with Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi™.
Al Mubarak is also the Chairman of twofour54, Abu Dhabi’s media freezone and content creation hub, which encompasses broadcast, publishing, music, digital media, and gaming. He is also the Chairman of Image Nation Abu Dhabi, the Emirati film production and media company. Through these roles, he continues to guide the Emirate’s urban development as well as the growth of its creative ecosystem.
Al Mubarak is a member of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, where he is joined by international religious leaders, educational scholars, and cultural leaders across the world, to support and spread the values of mutual respect and peaceful coexistence. The Committee provides counsel on various initiatives, including the Abrahamic Family House, which is to be built in Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency also serves as Vice-Chair on the Foundation Board of ALIPH, the international alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas.
Furthermore, Al Mubarak is a board member of the Emirates Schools Establishment, an independent federal entity with a mandate to manage and operate public schools.
Al Mubarak is a graduate of Northeastern University (Boston, USA), with a double major in Economics and Political Science.