Bazaar Celebrates Emirati Women: A Retrospective

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Aug 28 2017 / 19:45 PM

For Emirati Women's Day we take a look back at a handful of the inspirational and influential women in all fields that Bazaar has shone a spotlight on over the years

Bazaar Celebrates Emirati Women: A Retrospective
Richard Hall

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.