Dr. Noura S. Al Mazrouei
Dr. Noura S. Al-Mazrouei is an assistant professor at the Emirates Diplomatic Academy, Abu Dhabi. She is also an adjunct professor at Zayed University and Abu Dhabi University, teaching various courses including UAE History and Culture, History of the Arabian Gulf States, and History of the Arab in Al-Andalus.
Dr. Al-Mazrouei received her Ph.D. in Gulf Studies from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Dr. Noura’s latest publication (2017) is a book on “UAE and Saudi Arabia Relations”; that book won the best book published by an Emirati author at the 24th edition of the Al Owais Creativity Awards on 19 April 2017. She is a frequent contributor to local newspapers, writing about the UAE and the Gulf in general. Dr. Al-Mazrouei participated in several international conferences, discussing different Gulf issues in Cambridge, London, Abu Dhabi and Washington U.S.
Beside her academic profile, she is very passionate about arts; especially music. She is currently working on a paper titled ‘The impact of Music in our Life”. She used to play guitar during her studies in the US and UK, but later switched to Qanoon instrument out of her passion for Eastern Music. She is currently working on a book titled “My experience through Music”. She joined Bait Al Oud in 2016, where she is learning how to play Qanoon instrument. Dr. Al Mazrouei played Qanoon in different cultural events within the UAE. and she is trying to form a band of UAE musicians. A group of musicians will further enhance the soft power of the UAE and project the values of tolerance, coexistence and peace that the UAE is promoting domestically and globally.