A Lebanese Lady
House of Al-Falasi (by birth)House of Al Nahyan (by marriage)
Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic منال بنت محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم ) (born 12 November 1977), is a United Arab Emirati politician and member of ruling family of Dubai. She is most popularly known as the President of Dubai Women Establishment.
- Personal life and education
- Dubai Ladies Club
- Dubai Women Establishment
- Sheikha Manals Young Artist Award
Personal life and education
She is the eldest child of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, current ruler of Dubai, and half sister of Crown Prince Hamdan. Sheikha Manal graduated to a bachelor's degree in Interior Design and a Master's in Marketing of the American University of Dubai.
She married Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi on May 2, 2005. He is her second cousin once removed. They have five children: daughter Fatima (born June 9, 2006), sons Mohammed (born December 4, 2007) and Hamdan (born June 21, 2011), daughter Lateefa (born January 23, 2014), and another son Rashid (Born March 22, 2017).
Sheikha Manal works to help women achieve success in the UAE's economic, social, sports, arts and political arenas.
Dubai Ladies Club
In 2003, Sheikha Manal founded the Dubai Ladies Club. Dubai Ladies Club is a private members club for women. It is used for informal business meetings and corporate events.
Dubai Women Establishment
In November 2006, Sheikha Manal initiated Dubai Women Establishment (DWE). The main objective of this new institution is clear:
In today’s rapidly evolving world, roles, responsibilities and expectations are constantly changing, especially for women. Acquiring leadership positions and playing an integral part in this process of evolution is no longer a matter of choice but a vital necessity. Every member of our society is required to contribute to making the world a better place.