Emirati Women’s Day 2019: 7 Of The Most Heart-Warming Social Media

BY Michaela Williams / Aug 28 2019 / 17:59 PM

Showing their support, our favourite fitness and lifestyle gurus highlighted Emirati achievements and well wishes

Emirati Women’s Day 2019: 7 Of The Most Heart-Warming Social Media

Founder of Ana Gow Running Club, Abeer Alkhaja, wished all a happy Emirati Women’s Day.

Kirsteen Thain, fitness influencer and founder of Get Fit Chicks, a women-only program and boutique gym in Al Quoz, shared some inspiring facts about high-achieving Emirati women.

CrossFit champ Amnah bin Bahar praised the strength and sisterhood of Emirati women, sharing favourite snaps from her community.

Noura Alblooki, head of Mohtawa Hemam and team leader for the Special Olympics World Games was inspired by her meeting with Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs.

Olivia McCubbin, co-founder and head coach with Best Body Co. recorded a video about inner strength and courage.

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Today is a very special day. It's Emirati Women's Day! This is a day that is significant because it allows us to recognise and celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of local women in the community and the impact they are making not only in the UAE but across the globe I've come across many inspiring Emirati women who have personally touched my life and made me feel so blessed to be able to call the UAE my home away from home - it has given me the opportunity to be brave, have courage and take risks to start my own business in a field that I am passionate about (health and fitness), where I feel I myself can truly make a positive impact on others in the community - especially women, which is something that holds a lot of significance to me and is close to my heart Because I have been so inspired by the many women in the UAE, from all walks of life, backgrounds and experiences, today I wanted to share with you all something that is quite personal to me. I want to share with you a little secret that I've been hiding that many of you might not know... It was really hard for me to record this video and even harder for me to post it, as someone who works professionally in the health and fitness industry. It leaves me feeling a little bit scared and vulnerable and open to criticism... but I feel it's important for me to share the truth and to stop hiding If this video helps just one person speak up, get help and have an open and honest conversation about this very REAL and prevalent issue, then it makes it all worthwhile. Would love to hear your thoughts and experience too. But please, be kind. It's free to be nice to people. And I always encourage positive conversation. On this day, we celebrate Emirati Women's Day, and I felt empowered to share this with you all on this significant day where we celebrate women's independence and women supporting women and raising each other up. PART 1... #secret #speakingup #truth #honesty #real #vulnerable #womenempowerment #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #strongwomen #emiratiwomensday #emiratiwomensday2019

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Yoga instructor Mahra Al Mulla celebrated by sharing a video on how Emirati women continue to add value and strength to the UAE.

Coach Ayesha Albelooshi posted about her speech on the theme of tolerance at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Press play to watch nine Emirati women reveal their Icons of Tolerance