Hana Rachid Haroun

Hana Rachid Haroun is Syrian, but she has lived in Dubai since she was a child. She is married and has two children, Rachid and Hala. She studied art in Paris and London, and obtained a Bachelor’s in Art and Interior Design from the American College of Art in London in 1994. Writing, art and children are her passions. She publishes her writings on social media, and with music videos she writes and draws for the children of war to spread hope and optimism among children. Her wish is to be able to help children in the world and to put a smile on their faces. She started writing children’s books as a hobby, and her kids inspired her. Her first story was published in 2009. The idea of her writing was inspired by her keenness on the importance of instilling a love of reading in the Arabic language in children, with the attributes of giving, helping the needy, generosity, friendship, cooperation, patience and thanking God - Glory be to Him - always for his blessings.