Google Doodle celebrates Emirati female poet Ousha Al Suwaidi, who is widely considered one of the most significant Arab poets.
She paved the way for female poets in the Middle East.
The poetess, also known as Fatat Al Arab, was born on January 1, 1920, and raised in Al Ain before relocating to the emirate of Dubai later in life.
In 1989, Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai at the time, gave her the nickname 'Fatat Al Arab', in place of her given name 'Fatat Al Khaleej', in a poem from his first published collection.
She has had a significant impact on the growth of Nabati poetry in the UAE, especially among young female poets.
Both traditional poets like Al Mutannabi, Abu Tammam, and Al Ma'ari, as well as contemporary Nabati poets like Al Majidi bin Thahir, Rashid Al Khalawi, Saleem bin Abdul Hai, and Mohsin Hazzani, influenced her writing.
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