Al-Kaabi has held many positions in business and public life. She was appointed as Minister for Culture and Knowledge Development in 2017. As of March 2018 she is a board member of the UAE National Media Council, Image Nation, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the United Arab Emirates University. He previous posts include being the Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs and Chairwoman of the Media Zone Authority-Abu Dhabi and twofour54. She has won various awards and is included on many power lists including becoming the first Emirati to be ranked on Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers List.