A conversation with UAE’s trailblazing female Emirati media personality - video

Only a teenager when she first started out in broadcasting, many in the UAE have grown up listening to Hessa Al Ossaily on the radio or seeing her present on TV. She was the first female television presenter for the first TV station in Dubai, Kuwait TV from 1969 to 1971 and afterwards, she became the head of Abu Dhabi Radio and TV and their first female Emirati presenter, from 1972 to 1974. She was also the first Arab woman to be appointed as the Expo general commissioner for her country, representing UAE at its pavilions at World Expos in Seville, Spain in 1992, Lisbon in 1998 and Hanover, Germany in 2000.

Produced by Mohammed Al Neyadi.

Published: December 1, 2014 04:00 AM