Emirates Woman – 10 Times Arab Women Made Headlines In The Last Year

10 Times Arab Women Made Headlines In The Last Year

When it comes to girl power, these ladies have got it in spades…

Published on EMIRATES WOMAN, by EMMA DAY on March 6, 2017

Here at emirateswoman.com, we’ve made it our mission to celebrate the inspirational achievements of women in the region.

Aside from wearing a slogan tee, we’re going to be celebrating the ladies that really made an impact in the last 12 months with their experiences and initiatives.

So, with no further ado, here are our 10 favourite times that Arab women made a splash this year…

The Emirati model making strides

rafeea al hajsi

At 2016’s Arab Fashion Week, Rafeea Al Hajsi made fashion history as she became the first Emirati model to strut the event’s catwalk. Despite the event taking place in Dubai, and running in its third season, international models are usually picked to walk in the shows, especially the catwalks where the fashion might not be considered modest. “I consider myself a very courageous girl to be in this field,” she said. “It was very difficult for me to become a model, especially as an Emirati.”

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