NAWF: In short

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, NAWF was first launched in Dubai in 2007, and then moved to Beirut where it's being held since 2008. NAWF has now established itself as a pioneering, widely attended annual event in the region, and building on its huge success, our aim is to continue to develop it and to widen its scope, impact and authority in the Arab world.


NAWF has become an indisputable annual tradition and a unique platform for an open and lucid discussion of vital issues around the evolving role of Arab women and their potential to become full active citizens who fully contribute to the advancement of economies and societies alike.

Over the years, the forum has welcomed inspiring role models, successful experts and motivational women who have presented some of the most awe-inspiring, memorable keynotes ever delivered and NAWF has become an open platform for voicing Arab Women thoughts.