HE Sultan bin Sulayem, chairman of Dubai World, received the AHIC Leadership Award from Sol Kerzner, chairman of Kerzner International, co-developer and operator of Atlantis The Palm.

Nominated by the AHIC Advisory Panel of key industry leaders, Sultan bin Sulayem won the award for his role in the hotel development sector both in the region and worldwide, and Kerzner saluted him for his “fantastic entrepreneurship” and role in the creation of The Palm Jumeirah.

“He is a true leader who works with enthusism and vigor to get things done,” said Kerzner. “It has been a privelege to work with him and to present this award today.”

As an AHIC Leadership Award winner, Sultan bin Sulayem joins HRH Prince Al Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Company (2005); HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai (2006); Maurice Flanagan, Vice Chairman and Group President of Emirates, UAE’s international airline (2007); and HE Mohammed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties (2008).