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Rayyah  Fathalla

Rayyah Fathalla

Director, Dubai

Rayyah Fathalla is a cultural diplomacy expert with 18 years of experience leading in the creative and education sectors in MENA, delivering large scale national and regional projects in non-profit, governmental and startup environments.

She specializes in developing strategic and creative concepts for cultural and educational organizations including festivals, conferences, exhibitions, performances, and cultural exchanges.

Her areas of expertise include intercultural dialogue and the facilitation of a deeper understanding of the Arab culture and heritage, creative industries, education reform, the development and promotion of artists and educators in the Gulf, as well as Disability Arts and its use for rehabilitation, reconciliation, and therapy.

Rayyah holds a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from the University of North Texas and an MA in Jewelry from London Metropolitan University.  Her previous positions include Director of Community Engagement at Expo 2020 Dubai, Founding Director of Center of Excellence for Arabic Language, Culture and Arts at Bloom, Arts and Education Lead at the British Council, as well as Curator of Al Riwaq Art Space in Bahrain.