Mrs.Farida Al Awadhi

Mrs. Farida Abdulla Kamber Al Awadhi is the owner and Managing Director of Cinmar Design an architectural and interior design firm. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University, USA. Under her leadership she gained fame for many outstanding design projects, and won the Gulf Woman Executive of the Year Award in 1996, the first award given to Women in the Gulf.

Mrs Farida Kamber Al Awadi was named Number 31 on the CID Interior Design Power List 2015.

In 2011, with APID, she established the Festival of Interior Design (FOiD) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This was the first festival in the region that is celebrating the design and the Interior Design profession.

Mrs. Farida was appointed on the Board of Directors of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) and heads the Islamic Design subcommittee – established by official Decree and driven by a desire to nurture local talent and entrepreneurship and support creative initiatives, create scholarships, mentorships and collaborations.

Mrs. Farida considers it her duty, as a woman, to encourage young national female talent to educate themselves and integrate into the business environment and has contributed and supported her community. A Board Member of the Dubai Business Women Council, member of Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Arab International Women’s Forum AIWF (London), Vice President of Emirates Business Women Council, International Business Women Group (IBWG), Executive Advisory Board Member of College of Business Economics of UAE University. Al Ain and ECIE (Emirates Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship – UAE University Al Ain, and Advisory board member of Interior Design and Architecture Faculty at AUD.

As a daughter of the UAE, Mrs Farida not only provides opportunities for upcoming designers by offering her expertise and skills to support students and young talent.