Emirati Women's Day: Success stories about women in UAE

 

Today, the UAE celebrates the fourth Emirati annual Women’s Day. It goes without saying that the Emirates is brimming with powerful, ambitious, entrepreneurial women who are celebrated by their communities and buoyed by government initiatives that focus on building their success.

This year’s theme is Women on the Course of Zayed, which coincides with the Year of Zayed, and aims to highlight the work of the late founding father of the UAE did for supporting women’s progress in the country.

Here, My Salaam takes another look at some of the best stories we’ve published about Emirati women.

ADVERTISEMENT

 

EMIRATI DESIGNER SHOWS THAT MODEST COUTURE IS POSSIBLE

She may not cater exclusively to the modest-fashion market, but Emirati fashion designer Sumaya Abdulrazak offers something many mainstream designers don’t: long, covered dresses that could be tailored for a hijabi.

Read the full story here

UAE’s HIJABI HOCKEY PLAYER PAVES WAY FOR OTHERS IN THE REGION

Fatima Al Ali had fostered a passion for ice hockey from a very young age. She had watched the game in movies as a child, and when she turned 18 in 2008, she seized an opportunity to work with the UAE’s national men’s team as a photographer. When the women’s team was formed in 2010, she was among the first to join, and today she is one of the few hijab-wearing hockey players in the world.

Read the full story here

FAIRYTALES: EMIRATI ENTREPRENEURS ROLL OUT PLAY CENTRE FOR KIDS

Physical activity is crucial to many aspects of children’s health and development, and indoor play parks provide an ideal outlet for the little ones’ sugar rush in places like the UAE, where summer heat can become too oppressive. But Emirati entrepreneurs Basma Al Fahim and Fatma Al Madani believe that indoor playgrounds should offer more than just a space for play.

Read the full story here

EMIRATI AUTHOR SHAIMA AL MARZOOQI ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING ARABIC

Ask Shaima Al Marzooqi why she is an avid supporter of teaching Arabic in schools, and she’ll cite the highest authority. “Arabic is important,” she said at the 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, “because Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala gave us the responsibility to learn it.”

Read the full story here

LABEABAH ALMHEIRI'S AIM TO BRING UAE CITIZENS AND EXPATS TOGETHER 

When 18-year-old Labeabah Almheiri founded The Emirati Bravado, she had one important aim in mind. “I want people to be willing to get to know each other,” she told My Salaam. “Odds are you have something in common with another expat or Emirati.”

Read the full story here

THIS YOUNG LAWYER IS THE FIRST WOMAN FROM THE UAE TO GRADUATE FROM HARVARD LAW SCHOOL 

It’s hard to beat one’s wedding day for the best day of one’s life, but Fatima Al Qubaisi’s became all the more special when she got the news that she been accepted to an Ivy League school.  

As the first woman to graduate from Paris-Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi with a bachelor’s degree in law and political science, it was no surprise that she became the first Emirati woman to be accepted into and graduate with a master’s degree from Harvard Law School.

Read the full story here

ZAHRA LARI: BREAKING THE ICE FOR WOMEN AND THE UAE AT THE 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS

As the UAE’s first professional hijabi figure skater, Zahra Lari takes her title very seriously. She has her eyes on the Olympics next year, and she is adamant to not let anything stand in her way. But when she was a young girl, it wasn’t the renowned sporting event that inspired Zahra to take up ice-skating; it was something rather more fairy-tale-like.

 

my Salaam

 

To read the rest of the article please click here.


The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Muslim World Today.


Showing 2 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.