Ms. Ahlam Bolooki

Board Member


Ahlam Bolooki graduated from Al Mawakeb School in Garhoud in 2006, after which she got her Bsc. in International Hospitality Management from the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.

Ahlam is the CEO of the Emirates Literature Foundation, established to nurture a love of literature in the UAE and across the region through a year-round programme of events promoting diversity and cultural expression supporting the four pillars of the writing community; readers, writers, publishers and librarians. With an aim of inspiring all to read for pleasure, it is the home of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, of which Ahlam is the director. The Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, it provides a platform for open dialogue and forward thinking, promoting a more empathetic society. Ahlam is also the General Manager of ELF Publishing, the publishing house under the Emirates Literature Foundation umbrella with a mission to publish strong regional narrative that deserve to be read. Ahlam is also the leader of the UAE Wikimedia User Group and founder of the Kateb Maktub movement which cultivates free information culture and enriches Arab authors data online.

The Emirates Literature Foundation was established in 2013 as a non-government, not-for-profit organisation.

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