x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

OBE for Dubai festival chief

Isobel Abulhoul has been awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to education and British literature in the UAE.

Isobel Abulhoul, the director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, has been named a recipient of an Order of the British Empire (OBE) award in the United Kingdom.

She was rewarded for services to education and British literature in the UAE. The announcement of her appointment was included in Britain's annual New Year's honours list.

Ms Abulhoul, who arrived in the UAE more than 40 years ago, was the co-founder of Magrudy's in 1975.