Dr. Najat Makki is a United Arab Emirates visual artist. She is one of the members of the Dubai Cultural Council and one of the pioneers in Emirati contemporary art scene. Makki was the first Emirati woman to earn a government scholarship to study art abroad in 1977. She obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees in relief sculpture and metal from the College of Fine Arts in Cairo, where she also received her doctorate in the philosophy of art in 2001. Her typical sculptures from crystal look like women in typical dress for arabian states.