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  H.H. Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  President of Dubai Women Establishment
Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment, is the daughter of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. She is also the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs, UAE.

Sheikha Manal is an accomplished Artist in her own right and one of the foremost Patrons of the Arts in UAE. Her Highness holds a Master's degree in Marketing from the American University of Dubai and Bachelors in Fine Arts.

As President of the Dubai Women Establishment she champions the cause of women and believes in enhancing and developing the talent of women in the U.A.E.

As Ambassador of Dubai Cares - a charity initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum to provide primary education for a million children all over the world she has contributed through the Signature Art Auction which raised money for this cause. Sheikha Manal donated one of her own works to raise money for this noble cause. The auction came as part of Sheikha Manal's role in championing the cause of educating girls in developing countries.

As a Patron of the Arts she launched the "New Signature Art Award" which provides a platform for emerging artists via competition to be recognized and promoted. She is also the Royal Patron for The Masters Art Extravaganza - a museum caliber art exhibition which imparts appreciation and understanding of art through the ages.

Her Highness's artistic call came at a very early age. In school, she tried various mediums and forms including sculpture. While maintaining a deep connection with Her Arab Heritage, she has adapted herself to the contemporary environment which is reflected in the colors of the vibrant life around her works.

Thalassemia and Autism are two other issues very close to her heart. She supports initiatives related to them through acts of philanthropy and by providing guidance in formulating awareness campaigns related to educating the public at large.

As a patron of art, Her Highness Shiekha Manal Al Maktoum has launched a new initiative "The Sheikha Manal Art Exchange Program". The aim of this program is to initiate a dialogue through art to foster genuine understanding, respect and appreciation between diverse cultures
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