We held a panel discussion event to celebrate the achievements of Emirati Women in Aviation.
— Etihad Airways (@EtihadAirways) August 28, 2015
International Women’s Day may have been almost six months ago, but this did not stop the United Arab Emirates from continuing to celebrate the invaluable contribution that women make to society. The 28th of August marks the inaugural celebration of #EmiratiWomensDay.
— QCC Abu Dhabi (@QCCAbuDhabi) August 28, 2015
— Pink Caravan (@ThePinkCaravan) August 28, 2015
From industry, to art, to individual people, the community of the UAE is blowing up twitter in honour of the vital roles played by women in the country.
Wishing all the beautiful and strong Emirati women out there, happy #EmiratiWomensDay !
— Kaavya (@Kaavs) August 28, 2015
— Christina Ioannidis (@christinai) August 28, 2015
This is the first year of the day’s celebration, and it is backed by the chairwomen of the General Women’s Union, Sheika Fatima Bint Mubarak, wife of the late Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was both the first president of the UAE, and the Emir of Abu Dhabi. Sheika Fatima is a key advocate for women’s rights in the region, and her efforts saw her achieve five United Nations awards. Not only this, but Sheika Fatima was also awarded the Marie Curie Medal for her efforts to alleviate the social ills of illiteracy and for advocating women’s rights, taking her place in history as the award’s first Arab recipient.
— ŚєℓA7ɪ (@sale7i) August 27, 2015
2015 may have seen the first Emirati Women’s Day – and clearly it is unlikely to be the last.