An engineer by profession and an artist at heart, Hani Yakan has a passion to be onstage, whether acting, performing, presenting or dancing. A committee member of Dubai Drama Group, Hani has been involved in the community theatre scene in Dubai since 2011. Hani has also been moderating and hosting Arabic sessions at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature since 2018, including a masterclass with Mohammed Hasan Alwan, winner of the IPAF in 2017, the Egyptian writer Youssef Rakha who was longlisted for IPAF 2017, and the Saudi writer Noor Abdulmajeed whose books have been adapted into films and TV series, to name a few. In addition to his native Arabic, Hani speaks English, Spanish and French.
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