UAE alumna blazes a trail
The first ever female Emirati air traffic controller, Nouf Al Afeefi, was among the City students who celebrated their graduation from City’s Dubai Centre in May.
The alumna, who had been studying part-time for an MSc in Air Safety Management at City, had worked at the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre, the region’s largest and most modern air traffic control centre, since 2011.
Al Afeefi , who has been fascinated by aeroplanes since an early age, said: “Representing women in the United Arab Emirates is a great honour.
Women are capable of everything they want to achieve and I would like to encourage them to pursue the most challenging careers.”
Dr Kevin Dunseath, Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa and Director of City’s Dubai Centre said: “We’re extremely proud of Nouf’s groundbreaking achievements, as we are of all of our graduating students here in Dubai. They have achievedtheir goals through courage, ability, determination and hard work. Nouf is a great role model to women everywhere. She and her cohort in Dubai are a credit to the entire City community across the world.”