He embarked on his journey in the aviation industry in 1985 when he was appointed President of DCA. Emirates, the national carrier, was launched at the same time and he was appointed Chairman.
Sheikh Ahmed also holds several other portfolios with the Government of Dubai. He is Deputy Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, which formulates policies and strategies for the Emirate of Dubai.
Sheikh Ahmed is Member of the Board of the Dubai Council for Economic Affairs; Vice-Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre; Board Member the Dubai Corporation for Government Investment, Chairman Supreme Committee – Dubai Shopping FestivalCommittee and Dubai Summer Surprises, and Board Member – General Civil Aviation Authority of UAE.He is the Chairman of: