Top of Her Game Gamechanger – Suad Abdulla

Suad Abdulla is an Emirati girl who loves running and who’s on a mission to spread positive energy. She is the force behind the UAE’s first female running club, SheRunsDubai. What was launched in September 2014 using the hashtag #WeRunDubai, she later rebranded it to #SheRunsDubai. The empowering double entendre of this phrase was done purposely, and this is why we believe she is such a provocative Changemaker!


What do you consider the main achievements in your life?

I have got a lot of achievements I feel extremely proud of, one of the main achievements in my Life is creating the first ladies running group in the UAE.


What drives you to be at the TOP OF YOUR GAME? What are your success strategies?

The love I have for running is what drives me to be at the top of my game!

My success strategy is to create a community of runners the majority of which would be local ladies to represent the UAE.


Have you dealt with failure? If so, how did you overcome it and resurge when all the chips were down?

Fortunately, I do not believe I have dealt with a failure. However, I would consider anything I go through as an obstacle that would push me to work harder and grow more.


Finally, it is important for us to recognize the power of men in supporting women. Is there a man who has played an instrumental role in your personal growth and success? Who are they and how did they influence you?

It is extremely important for us to recognize and acknowledge the power of men supporting women. My dear husband is my number one supporter through my running journey as well as my personal growth and success.

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