Nujoom Al-Ghanem was born on October 24, 1962 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She is an Arabic poet and film director. She initially began her career as a journalist but after marrying and starting a family, Al-Ghanem decided to continue her education abroad. She studied TV production and direction at the Ohio University in the United States of America and later went on to obtain an MA in cinema production from Griffith University in Australia. She has already published six poetry collections and has produced and directed four films.