Her Highness Sheikha Khawla Bint Ahmed Khalifa Al Suwaidi
H.H. Sheikha Khawla Bint Ahmed Khalifa Al Suwaidi is the wife of H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, the National Security Advisor of UAE.
Her Highness grew up in a culture-oriented house and artistic household of her father, H.E. Ahmed Khalifa Al Sowaidi who was the first Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, and the founder of the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation; the home of the first National Library, and the Theatre and Community Arts Centre in the UAE. Ever since childhood, Her Highness has possessed an unquestionable compassion for reading, and has absorbed a great deal of literature and poetry, thanks to her father’s influence and the encouragement of her husband, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahayan.
Her passion of literature encouraged her to write her own poetry, which is of a patriotic, nostalgic and philosophical nature. Which has led to her first poetry book “Jenan”.
Her Highness embarked on the study of Arabic Calligraphy under the supervision of the Emirati master calligrapher, Mohammed Mandi. Her specialism is in Andalusian-Arabic calligraphy, for which she regularly employs the ancient methods of working with papyrus paper.
She launched her first art gallery “Fatima: Love & Peace” in Abu Dhabi at the Emirates Palace. The gallery was successful due to people’s positive feedback.
Her Highness launched the second exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, London in 2017 with 20 pieces of her art collection. It was her first International exhibition and it lasted for a month. Her monograph was also published during this London exhibition. Her Highness launched her second exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, London in 2017 with 20 pieces of her art collection. It was her first International exhibition which lasted for a month. Her monograph was also published during this London exhibition. Owing to her passion for fine arts, Her Highness has earned diplomas in Photography, Fine Arts, and Interior Design.
In addition, Her Highness Sheikha Khawla Bint Ahmed Khalifa Al Sowaidi has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.