United Arab Emirates
Member, Federal National Council
Dr. Amal Abdullah Juma Al Qubaisi represents Abu Dhabi on the Federal National Council, with a special interest in education and young people’s issues. The council serves as the United Arab Emirates advisory body that also reviews and recommends federal draft laws. In 2009 Dr. Al Qubaisi was the first female elected to the council. She was the head of the United Arab Emirates delegation to the second regional conference for women parliamentarians and decision makers in the Gulf Corporation Council countries in 2007. As a trained architect she has also worked with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, on conservation projects in Al Ain, a lush green city near Abu Dhabi with a network of underground water channels.