In a distinguished gathering at SOAS, University of London, UAE Ambassador H.E Mansoor Abulhol attended the launch of the SOAS Middle East Institute as a special guest. The event featured a captivating lecture by prominent UAE writer Sultan Al Qassemi from Barjeel Art, shedding light on the revolutionary contributions of Arab women artists. Their groundbreaking legacy emerged as a guiding beacon for future generations, underlining the profound impact of Arab women in the art world. Ambassador Mansoor expressed his appreciation for Lina Khatib’s insightful chairing, adding depth to the occasion. The launch not only marked the institute’s inception but also celebrated the rich artistic heritage of Arab women, fostering a space for appreciation and inspiration within the academic community. The event resonated with cultural significance, reaffirming the commitment of SOAS Middle East Institute to promote diversity and understanding through the lens of Arab women’s artistry.