The Jordanian royal pays tribute to females around the world.

With her charitable endeavours, passion for humanitarianism and dedication to her family, HM Queen Rania al Abdullah is a woman we more than admire (and have done for years).

And this International Women’s Day, the Jordanian royal is paying it forward with a shoutout to her fellow females.

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The annual 24-hour event, held every March 8, is designed to encourage people to celebrate the achievements of women around the world, and HM did just that as she took to social media.


“Happy International Women’s Day to all the women who give without taking, who draw strength from troubles, and continue to inspire everyone around them,” Queen Rania wrote, alongside an image of herself surrounded by women.

She wasn’t the only royal to pay tribute to women on the day either, with HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum sharing a special message on Twitter.

“March 8 is a wonderful and beautiful day for women all over the world,” the ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE wrote.

“We celebrate women in the UAE as nurturers of our future generations, partners in development and change makers. I hope you grow every year in strength, radiant beauty, and generosity.”

The royal added that 70 per cent of his staff are women, and thanked them for their efforts.

“Without them we would not be where we are today,” Sheikh Mohammed said. “With you, the UAE grows in strength and greatness.”

Dubai-based couturier Michael Cinco also celebrated the occasion, telling his 1 million followers that his eponymous label “supports women’s rights to equality”.

Lebanese designer to the stars Elie Saab also shared a special video, with top models including Sara Sampaio taking part.

Additionally, Careem celebrated International Women’s Day by announcing it will hire almost 20,000 female drivers across the Middle East in the next two years.

“We realise that up until today we have focused our efforts predominantly on attracting and catering to male captains. It’s time for us and the entire industry to wake up,” said Mudassir Sheikha, co-founder and chief executive, The National reports.

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Ridesharing service Uber also revealed it will pledge 1 million Saudi riyals to make driving schools accessible to more women in the kingdom.

Here’s to more of the same as the day unfolds.

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