Anwaar Al Shimmari‘s 14 years experience in the fields of architecture, urban planning and design, traffic and roads, and infrastructure planning has put her in a short listed professional expertise in the region. She has built this knowledge from extensive work and projects experience in Al Ain Municipality, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Dubai Holding, and Ministry of Public Works. Her educational background as bachelor degree holder (Magna Cum Laude) from UAEU in Architectural Engineering and 2 master degrees from AUS (Urban Planning & Built environment and Transportation Planning) enriched this knowledge. Her role as professional mentor and technical judge in many competitions added another dimension to her experience. She is currently the Director of Projects Planning Department in MOPW where part of herresponsibilities are to set the Federal budget for all UAE projects, and initiate new projects under both HH President of UAE Initiatives and MOPW. These projects covers Housing, roads and highways, federal buildings, Hospital, schools, dams and harbors, and all infrastructuremega projects. The major challenge is to set priorities while controlling budget and time. Her new challenge is to develop newprojects based on creativity and innovation, in addition to promoting competitiveness of UAE to meet 2021 National Agenda and UAE Vision.