Launched last year by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Emirati Women's Day celebrates the achievements and milestones of women in the UAE. Now in its third year, Bazaar celebrates some of the incredible feats of female entrepreneurs and achievers in the region...
Director, Manal Ali Bin Amro
Named 'Most Promising Filmmaker' at DIFF 2009, the Abu Dhabi-born creative has extensively expanded her filmography in recent years and continues to be a regional trailblazer.
Beauty Entrepreneur, Noor Al Tamimi
One Bazaar's Best Dressed 2016, the founder of Bedashing Beauty Lounge is a leader in her field and currently manages five branches in the UAE.
Jewellery Designer, Salama Khaflan
As the founder award-winning jewellery brand Alezan by SK, Salama prides herself in pushing boundaries and creating a region-specific niche in her field.
Fashion Designer, Maysson Al Otaiba
One of Bazaar's Best Dressed 2017, Maysoon spends her time between London and the UAE while she furthers her education in social media and entrepreneurship.
Social Media Star, Taim AlFalasi
Ranked one of the 100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40 by Forbes Magazine, Taim boasts one of the most followed YouTube accounts in the Middle East.
Businesswoman, Reem Al Zarouni
The co-organiser of the Modern Woman Show, Reem is a mentor to many new entrepreneurs and is passionate about the regional growth of women in business.
Parkour Instructor, Amal Mourad
As a Nike ambassador, Amal's message has always been to empower women and help them overcome their challenges through fitness and sport.
Jewellery Entrepreneur, Salama Mohamed
Keeping ancient traditions alive with her passion for pearls, Salama's pride for her Emirati culture extends to her jewellery label, Pearl by S which she set up in 2015.
Mechanical Engineer, Mariam Abdulla Al Hendi and TV Presenter, Fatima Abdulla Al Hendi
The sisters may differ in their career choices but Mariam and Fatima share an undeniable sense of style. The duo was named in Bazaar's Best Dressed 2017 round-up.
Perfumer, Amna Al Habtoor
The daughter of the president of Al Habtoor Motors, Amna was inspired by her father's passion for business to create Arcadia fragrances, a collection of 10 custom scents.
Figure Skater, Zahra Lari
After watching the movie Ice Princess as a child, Zahra took up figure skating in Dubai despite the challenges of finding a suitable space and equipment to do so. She is now training for the Winter Olympics in 2018.