Reem Al Gurg is an Emirati writer, professor and academic scholar who specializes in children's literature. She holds a master's degree in Nutrition from Kings College London, and a PhD in Policy and Health Management from the University of Bradford. She co-wrote the story Soft Ostrich for the Arabic adaptation of Sesame Street. She has a passion for encouraging reading in school children and regularly visits schools and holds class readings. Her national framework strategy for encouraging reading was selected by the UAE amongst over 100 strategies and initiatives presented at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Reading Retreat in 2016.