She was chosen with Mohammed Al-Mulla, two of over 4,000 candidates who applied to the program, Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, said.
She is an engineer at the National Petroleum Construction Company.
“Her passion in space began at a young age, as she enjoyed going to stargazing events,” the video said. “She lives by the motto of ‘Do what makes you happy.'”
The two will train with NASA for future space exploration, Sheikh Mohammed said.