Fatma Abdullah Hilal, born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on July 7, 1980, is the first fashion photographer in the United Arab Emirates. She is also a graphic designer and illustrator. She has always been interested in fine arts as a child and this love grew with her as she entered college where she studied Arts and communication. After graduating from the Higher Colleges of Technology in 2001, she spent a few years of freelancing doing web designing and photography. In 2005 she started her own firm, Lady Design, doing mostly commercial photography work. She held her first solo photography exhibition at Dubai Esmod French Fashion University in 2009. She held another exhibition at Wafi, Khan Murjan Gallery that same year. Her exhibitions featured in 2 TV programs in Dubai TV and one at the "Inside the National" for Abu Dhabi TV. She was interviewed by Gulf News and featured in the UAE Pavilion in Shanghai, in the World Expo 2010 as the first fashion photographer in the UAE.