Dr. Manal Taryam returned to the UAE in 2006 to work at the Dubai Health Authority in the Ophthalmology department , in 2007 she was elected president of the Emirates Ophthalmic Society and participated in organizing many educational and awareness campaigns as well as conferences including the annual Vision X, and the Emirates Ophthalmology Conference (EOC). Dr. Manal is currently working with an international faculty to coordinate the scientific program for the World Ophthalmology Congress 2012.
She is the founder of the Emirates Ophthalmology subspecialty Clubs which include, Emirates Cataract & Refractive Surgery Club (ECRS), Emirates Retina Club (ERC), and most recently Emirates Women in Ophthalmology (EWO).
She is board member at the Middle East & Africa Council of Ophthalmology, and a founder member and Secretary General of the Middle East & Africa Vitreo-Retina Society (MEAVRS). Faculty member at the Middle East & Africa Council Leadership development program.
Dr. Manal Taryam was appointed member of the board of Trustees and CEO of the Noor Dubai Foundation, an NGO founded by HH SHK Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for global prevention of blindness.
During this short period, Dr. Manal Taryam received many awards, she is twice the recipient of SHK. Rashid award for academic achievements, in 1997 and 2006. She received the Dubai Government Excellence Program award for excellence in government performance 2006, category for Distinguished Female Employee. She is a graduate of the Middle East and African Council of Ophthalmology leadership development program 2007.