Omaira Farooq Al Olama
- I own the company, ALF Administration, that’s part of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai’s vision on education. We specialise in coaching and training UAE nationals and our motto is: “Of the nationals, by the nationals and solely for the nationals.” While we work in conjunction with many training companies, when it comes to really knowing a national, being able to reach them and coach them for career success and development, being one of them is key.
Over 2016, my greatest achievement was helping UAE nationals, whether already in the workforce or still studying at university, to develop skill sets to support their career and make them employable. I‘m passionate about watching my nation grow and my fellow citizens go on to achieve their dreams.
One event really touched my heart; I was watching 900 of my students graduate from training in the banking sector and receive their certificates. I was standing cheering for all of them, when one of the students came to the microphone and said we have a special trophy for our teacher, someone who fought for our rights and stood by us. I was speechless as all the students stood up and cheered for me. I get emotional every time I think about it.