Dubai Abulhoul Alfalasi is the 20 year old author of Galagolia, the first Emirati fantasy novel in English. She was named “Young Arab of the Year” in 2016 at the first Young Arab Awards for her work in youth advocacy, literature, and journalism.
Dubai graduated from New York University Abu Dhabi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and a minor in Literature, in May 2017. Dubai has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, and is currently completing her Master of Science (MSc) in Global Governance & Diplomacy.
Dubai has been appointed as the youngest member of the 13-member Emirates Youth Council by the UAE Government in 2016, and has interned as a research analyst at the UAE Mission to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C., and McKinsey & Company.