Maisoon Saker Al Qassimi

Maisoon Saker Al Qassimi
Maisoon Saqr Al Qassimi is an Emirati poet, author, and artist who resides between Sharjah and Cairo. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. As a writer, she has written several poetry collections and novels including Rayhana, A Pearl in My Mouth and Cafe Riche. She is also an artist who works with plastic as a medium, her work having been exhibited in art galleries.

She worked in the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi as head of the Culture Department, and later the Department of Arts. She established and held the first and second Childhood Festival She also established a publishing department, including contracts, systems and consultants, and printed, translated and authored books.

She worked in the Ministry of Information and Culture as Director of the Cultural Department and was part of the Higher Committee which was chosen from the meeting of Arab Ministers of Culture in Sharjah in the Arab Organization for Culture and sciences and translation. She participated in, and chaired the meetings of the directors of culture for the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Al Qassimi also chaired the preparation of the King Fahd Prize for Gulf Intellectuals and Artists under the the Gulf Cooperation Council. She participated in the UNESCO meetings, representing the Ministry in Sweden, France and Turkey. She managed the Ministry’s activities in many book fairs and cultural and artistic activities on behalf of the UAE.