Shaima Al Marzooqi is a novelist and columnist. She was born in 1988 and graduated from Zayed University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is a certified trainer with the Canada Global Consulting and Training Center CGC.
Al Marzooqi was always passionate about reading, believing that it had a significant impact on her language, thoughts, and personality. She also started writing from a young age.
At University, she received a great deal of support from her teachers who encouraged her to write for children and adults. Her most popular books include Hamad’s Trip in Dubai, Asma and Fofo the Bear, Ahmed and iPad, My Lovely Grandma, The Journey of a Paper, How Much I Love My Father, among many others.
Her love of the Arabic language led her to release a book titled Challenges facing Arabic Language in Today’s World. She has also authored a science-fiction novel, Rayaana.
Al Marzooqi contributes regularly to the Al Khaleej and Alroeya newspapers.
She is a member of UAEBBY, the Women Writers Association and the Hunna Group. Al Marzooqi recently held a series of sold-out workshops on writing for children at the Dubai International Writers’ Centre.