The founder of Dubai’s Women’s Museum and a high-achieving leader among Arab women, Dr Rafia Ghubash was the first Emirati psychiatrist & first Emirati woman to receive a professorship in psychiatry. She is the first female president of a regional university: Gulf Arab University in Bahrain for eight years.
She has published books documenting UAE heritage and history, and Nabataean poetry in the UAE.
Dr Ghubash has made countless contributions to intellectual and scientific conferences in the Gulf and the world. She is also a member of numerous professional associations and academic institutions in the Gulf region and around the world.