Today, the UAE marks the eighth annual Emirati Women’s Day.

As an occasion to empower Emirati women, the day was launched by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, the wife of the late Sheikh Zayed and Mother of the Nation, in 2015.

The theme for this year’s Emirati Women’s Day is “We collaborate for Tomorrow”, aligning with the values of the country and with UAE President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed AL Nahyan’s declaration of 2023 as the ‘Year of Sustainability.’

To delve further into celebrating Emirati woman on this special occasion, we spoke to Arabic calligrapher Alya Al Sanad and her friend and homemaker Nadeya Albawardi.

“The UAE doesn’t fall short in any category. Starting from education, health and more, she tells Emirates Woman with pride. “We have everything in our country – thank God. This place encourages you to achieve your ambitions,” she shared.

As a Visual Media Artist and being in the creative field as a photographer, videographer and calligrapher, Al Sanad has made a mark for herself in this industry with the support of the UAE to further achieve her dreams.

Watch the full interview in the video below.

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