Updated 26 August 2022
Arab News

Six creatives to celebrate Emirati Women's Day

Six creatives to celebrate Emirati Women's Day

As the UAE marks Emirati Women’s Day on Aug. 28, we take a look at the creatives who are shaping the future of art and culture in the country.

  • Nayla Al-Khaja

    One of UAE’s first Emirati female filmmakers, who rose to fame with the short film “Malal” (“Bored”), she made her feature-length debut with her horror film “The Shadow” in 2019.

  • Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi

    The president of the Sharjah Art Foundation is a key player in the UAE art and design scene. After the death of her brother Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al-Qasimi, she took over as the creative director of his London-based fashion label Qasimi.

  • Dubai Abulhoul

    The 26-year-old author is the first Emirati ever to write a fantasy novel in English (“Galagolia: The Hidden Divination”) and the youngest author to participate in the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

  • Salama Mohamed

    The Emirati influencer-entrepreneur, most famous for making funny and heartwarming videos with her influencer husband Khalid Al-Ameri, launched her skincare line Peacefull in 2021.

  • Butheina Kazim

    The co-founder of Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue-based independent theatre Cinema Akil is a champion of indie cinema and up-and-coming filmmakers in the region.

  • Rafeea Al-Hajsi

    Hailed by international press as the first-ever Emirati model, the model and budding actress’ career has taken her from runways in the region to Paris Fashion Week.