Emirati Women’s Day: UAE President, Vice-President lead tributes

The messages highlighted how women have always played a 'crucial role' in the nation's journey


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Published: Sun 28 Aug 2022, 12:32 PM

Last updated: Sun 28 Aug 2022, 10:57 PM

The UAE President and Vice-President led tributes as the country marked the Emirati Women’s Day on Sunday, August 28.

The President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, highlighted how women have always played a “crucial role” in the nation's journey.

“On Emirati Women's Day, we extend our gratitude to the women of the UAE for their exceptional achievements in a wide range of fields, and unflinching dedication to the progress of our society and country,” he tweeted.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, paid tributes to the “Mother of the Emirates, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak”.

He called her a “role model” for Emirati women.

Sheikha Fatima is Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF).

In a special message on Saturday, Sheikha Fatima had highlighted the UAE’s first steps towards women empowerment. The establishment of the first UAE women's society, the Abu Dhabi Women's Development Association, in 1973 “paved the way for future efforts to educate women and promote gender equality”.

"I hope that each and every woman works to reach her dreams and achieve excellence to help in supporting their families and communities", Sheikha Fatima said. "I would like to express my appreciation to all women who have shown dedication in driving their countries' development and bringing about a brighter future.

I also salute women who have worked to excel as members of their families or mothers who help raise the world's future generations."


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