Blog / AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR & TRAVEL INK FOUNDER, KAREN OSMAN INCLUDED IN AHLAN! 2017 HOT 100 PEOPLE

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR & TRAVEL INK FOUNDER, KAREN OSMAN INCLUDED IN AHLAN! 2017 HOT 100 PEOPLE

The ultimate list of pioneers and game-changers in the UAE’s social and cultural landscape

Karen Osman is featured as one of the UAE’s Hot 100 People, selected for her award-winning debut novel, Dear Michael, which won the Montegrappa Writing Prize at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature last year.

The highly anticipated magazine compilation, which takes a year to produce, was released this week at a glamorous party held at El Chiringuito, Rixos The Palm. The event showcased a Coachella festival theme and brought together pioneers and innovators in the fields of art, travel and leisure, entertainment, fashion, education, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.

About Ahlan! Hot 100

The Hot 100 began over a decade ago with the creators of Ahlan! magazine compiling a list of the UAE’s biggest influencers, long before the term ‘influencer’ had ever been coined. From entrepreneurs, artists and performers to designers, chefs and presenters, these innovators make the Emirates what it is today. Here we present the one and only official list of the Emirates’ Hot 100 People.

 

 

 

Karen Osman
Karen Osman
Originally from England, Karen has lived the ex-pat life for the last 15 years across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. After completing a B.A. in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Durham, a two year period teaching in Tokyo was the start of a career that combined her two great loves; travel and the English language. Moving to Dubai in 2004, Karen engaged in a sales, marketing and public relations role for a luxury hospitality company. It was a great opportunity to develop communication for luxury brands, gaining experience in writing and adapting copy for both off-line and on-line channels. After identifying a gap in the market for specialised writing services for the travel, tourism and hospitality sector, Karen set up Travel Ink in 2011, steadily building the business to include some of the most high-profile hotels, airlines and tourism establishments in the region. In addition to her role as Managing Director, Karen is also the Travel and Tourism Chair Person for the British Business Group and a committee member of Business Network International.

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