100 smartest people in the UAE
Tue 26 Sep 2017 12:04 AM
Dubai Abulhoul

Designation: Author, Columnist

Country: UAE

Country of residence: United Arab Emirates

Dubai Abulhoul was not only the first Emirati to write a fantasy novel in English, but the novel, Galagolia: The Hidden Divination, was so well received in both the UAE and abroad, the Ruler of Dubai asked for a movie to be produced based on the story.

A graduate from New York University Abu Dhabi with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Abulhoul is also a columnist for several UAE newspapers, writing on issues related to youth, education, culture and literature. She was named the Young Arab of the Year at ITP Media Group’s first Young Arab Awards in 2016 for her work in youth advocacy, literature and journalism.

At 20, she is also the youngest member of the 13-member Emirates Youth Council, having been appointed by the UAE government in 2016.