Celebrating the extraordinary women of the UAE this Emirati Women’s Day


Six women, six different stories.

This year, to mark the eighth annual Emirati Women’s Day, Emirates Woman is proud to champion these individuals – mountain climber, Nayla Al Baloushi; equestrian rider, Amna Banihashem; Arabic calligrapher, Alya Al Sand; content creator, Shaima Ahmed; homemaker and fashion designer, Nadeya Alabawardi; and Desalination Managaer, Muna Al Mazrouei – all of whom have a different story to share.

This year, Sheikha Fatima announced that the theme is ‘We Collaborate for Tomorrow’, aligning with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s declaration of 2023 as the ‘Year of Sustainability’.. To celebrate the spirit of sisterhood and togetherness, we asked three of these ladies to bring an Emirati woman who inspires them.

Since the inception of the UAE in 1971 under the leadership and guidance of the late Sheikh Zayed, women’s empowerment continues across the nation and this year’s Emirati Women’s Day will further highlight this.

Sitting across each other in a conversational interview, each of these women talk about their individual ‘superpower’ as a woman in this teaser. Stay tuned for their complete stories over the course of the day.

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