Manal Ataya

Director General of Sharjah Museums Authority

What I do

I am fortunate to have been given the wonderful opportunity to promote arts and culture in Sharjah, which I have been doing for over 10 years. Sharjah is known for its commitment to culture, with 18 museums, so it’s the ideal place for me to be.

My milestone moment

Being responsible for successfully opening six museums to helping empower women through our internal leadership program are great achievements to me. But I do feel my biggest milestone moment is yet to come.

Up next

I am looking forward to launching an exciting new project by the end of the year that aims to bring arts education to public school children in rural areas of the emirates. I want all children to have the opportunity to enhance their creativity and innovation skills.