Becoming a Legend tells the story of Emirati sportsperson Houriya Al Taheri's relentless fight for women's football in the Middle East.

Houriya seeks to share the truth about breaking through barriers and doing what it takes to achieve your dreams, particularly as a woman in a male-dominated industry. She chronicles her journey and describes the challenges she faced pursuing her dreams in a traditional culture where women playing sports is regularly inhibited. Houriya’s story is a testament to her own life’s philosophy – you can achieve anything, but to do so you must first change your own thinking.

Houriya Al Taheri is an Emirati sportsperson, FIFA coach and instructor, and businesswoman. She was the first female A-licenced coach in the GCC, the first female AFC instructor in the GCC, and is currently the Head Coach for the Women’s National Football Team. Houriya continues to pave the way for girls and women in her country to follow their dreams.


Size: 5x8in

Published: Nov 2017

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