Emirati visual artist based in Dubai, she is a member of the Dubai Cultural Council. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in relief sculpture and metal from the College of Fine Arts in Cairo, here she also received her Ph.D. in the philosophy of art. PhD Makki was awarded in several occasions in Syria and UAE, including Emirates Appreciation Award for Arts and The National Award for Arts both in UAE. She has exhibited her art in Germany, Italy, and Iran, as well as across UAE, including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. PhD Najat’s creativity also inspired by the local Emirates environment such as the desert, the sea and folklore. Her work covers a variety of styles including realism and abstract expressionism.