Ambassador Mansoor Abulhoul was educated in the UAE and Scotland.
He studied Politics and Arabic at Leeds University and after graduating in 1997 he spent three years working for Barclays Bank PLC, Dubai’s Corporate Banking division, including a training secondment to their International Risk Management team in London.
In 2000 he joined the family’s book business Magrudy’s in which he became managing partner. He also developed Magrudy’s wholesale and online businesses and launched a sister publishing company to promote literacy in the Arab world. Promoting culture and cultural ties, as well as fostering international cooperation through sport, are part of what he wants to achieve as Ambassador.
Mansoor is married to Victoria Devin, who is French. The couple met in Dubai in 2009 through their mutual interest in horse racing. Their first child, Zayed, was born this spring. Mansoor is also a keen swimmer and cyclist. He is 45 years old.