Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi


Founder, Kalimat
Director, Knowledge Without Borders
Chairperson, Emirates Publishers' Association


YCE Winner

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi founded Kalimat publishing to develop and nurture publishing in the UAE.

Sheikha Bodour set up Kalimat publishing in 2007 to fill the gap in the market for good Arabic children’s books. Five years later, Kalimat has published over 100 titles and won many awards at regional and international book fairs. A new imprint ‘Horouf’ has been set up to provide books to the education market where there is a clear need for materials for schools in Arabic.

Sheikha Bodour is a winner of the YCE Publishing Award 2012.