Manar is an award-winning Emirati journalist, writer, published author, serial entrepreneur and a marketing and communications consultant based in Abu Dhabi. She was named Arab Woman of the Year in 2011 and included in the list of 100 inspirational individuals in the UAE in 2012 and 2014. Manar is an avid writer, speaker and a thought leader. She’s the co-founder and Storyteller-in-Chief of the Arabian Gulf Region’s first online magazine to be managed and narrated by the region’s natives. As an established journalist, Manar's words have appeared on leading international publications such as CNN, BBC, Entrepreneur, The National, Vogue, and Arabian Business. She published her romance novel The Man in the White Sandals in 2019. Founded in 2014, her marketing and communications consultancy works with international and local businesses to develop, promote, and protect their brands.