Team shortlist28 Aug 2017 AT 02:21 PM

People in the UAE are celebrating Emirati women across social media

Happy Emirati Women's Day
Team shortlist28 Aug 2017 AT 02:21 PM
UAE flag, Emirati Women's Day, Women, Social Media, Sheikh Hamdan
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UAE flag, Emirati Women's Day, Women, Social Media, Sheikh Hamdan
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UAE flag, Emirati Women's Day, Women, Social Media, Sheikh Hamdan
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Today marks Emirati Women’s Day. In the UAE August 28 is a day to celebrate the country’s women and everything that they contribute.

UAE royals and prominent companies have taken to social media to share kind words and videos.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared a series of posts on Twitter, finishing with a tribute to the Mother of the UAE: “Emirati women today hold top positions in UAE, serving & contributing greatly to society & to the progress and development of this country. Today we celebrate Emirati Women's Day, and the women whose success was not the result of luck or chance, but commitment and hard work. We offer tribute to the Mother of the UAE, Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, for her tireless efforts & support for the advancement of UAE women.”

Yesterday His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, shared an image of the UAE flag with the silhouette of a woman’s face, along with the caption: “Tomorrow we celebrate our women's contribution to the country, from happiness to prosperity women make our nation complete.”

Dubai International Airport shared a video of some of their female leaders, explaining that they are looking to increase the number of women in senior roles. “Today Dubai Airports employs more than 200 Emirati women in a wide variety of roles, 32% of which are in leadership positions. We aim to increase this figure with the launch of a new career development programme.”

Emirates group celebrated Emirati Women’s Day with a video of their multi-national employees sharing one word that stands out when they think of Emirati women. The one-minute video features 19 different language to display the positive impact Emirati women have had on their international workforce.


Sheikh Ahmed has also sent a personalised letter to each and every Emirati woman within the Emirates Group. He said: “On this special day, I’d like to extend my gratitude to each and every one of you for your contribution to the Emirates Group and to our country’s growth. Emirati women today have achieved significant milestones, challenging the norms in their careers while caring for our country’s next generations at home. Thank you for your diligence, dedication, contribution and commitment to this country.  I am confident that you’ll continue to be the pride of the nation, the ultimate role models to our children and an inspiration in the workforce." 

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