A number of Arabs made it to Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" 2019 issue, and Egyptian football legend Mohamed Salah was among its cover stars. 

The list also features four other important Arab figures who have influenced their communities and made contributions on the global front. 

From Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed to Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul, here's a little more about the Arabs who made it to this year's list: 

1. Mohamed Salah

Earning his place on one of this issue's covers, Salah is one of the most loved football players on the planet. Hailed by his countrymen as the "Egyptian king," the footballer is cherished across the Arab world. 

Salah's "popularity surged last year when he enjoyed a breakthrough season with Liverpool, scoring 44 goals in the 2017-18 campaign." Since then, he's gone on to win top awards and was named the premier league's best player in 2018. 

Outside of football, Salah is known for his huge contributions to charity, his humble demeanor, and using his status to highlight important matters. 

In his interview as part of Time's issue, Salah sent out a crucial message calling for the better treatment of women in the Middle East. "We need to change the way we treat women in our culture, that has to be, it's not optional," he said.

2. Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, is one of the most influential political leaders on Time's list

The Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces is known for his love of poetry, culture, and falconry. He's widely admired and loved by the people of the UAE and many across the Gulf.

The sheikh consistently demonstrates his commitment to educational, cultural, artistic, literary, and innovation-based initiatives in the UAE.

3. Rami Malek

It's no surprise the Egyptian-American actor made it to the list after his game-changing and Academy Award winning performance in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Malek rose to fame after he landed the lead role in the TV series Mr. Robot but had been acting for years before that. 

In 2018, he completely stole the spotlight playing Queen's lead Freddie Mercury and is now known as one of the most prominent actors in Hollywood. 

4. Loujain Al Hathloul

Jailed Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul also made it to Time's list

The activist was arrested last year in a campaign targeting several prominent activists and women who challenged the kingdom's long-standing ban on women driving. She continues to be detained and is currently standing trial in the kingdom.

The 29-year-old is an influential social media figure across the region and was ranked third in the list of "Top 100 Most Powerful Arab Women" 2015. 

She's widely known for defying the kingdom's ban on female drivers after attempting to drive into Saudi Arabia from the UAE. Following the stunt, she was arrested by Saudi authorities and released 73 days later. 

Shortly after her release, she went on to stand as a candidate in the 2015 Saudi election - the first time women were ever allowed to stand - but her name was never added to the ballot paper.

5. Radhya Almutawakel

Almutawakel is a Yemeni human rights defender and activist, and the co-founder and leader of Mwatana Organization for Human Rights.

Mwatana "is an independent Yemeni organization aiming to defend and protect human rights through field investigative researches." In 2018, the organization received Human Rights First biennial Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty prize.

Congratulating her on making the Time's list, HRF's Rob Berschinski said

"Radhya epitomizes the role of a human rights defender speaking truth to power at great personal risk." 

A quick look at this year's 100 honorees