“I am truly convinced about the fact that women do not have to cover their faces, and my wife, who is a cousin, is equally convinced about it. Some extremists have been putting pressure on me to adopt their ideology, but I have refused,”
Despite Emirati women still having to do the lion’s share of housework they have proved themselves to be top achievers in the workplace.
“Not only do women work hard, they work harder than men. They are more committed and ambitious even if they are married and have children,” Saba Al Tukmachy, manager of career and competency development at Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc), told Gulf News.
Hijabistas in the UAE, take note: the Detroit-based photographer Langston Hues will be flying into Dubai this week as part of a world tour for a fashion shoot featuring style-conscious women with a focus on “modest” attire. The 25-year-old Hues plans to collate the images into a book, titled Modest Street Fashion, which is set for release by the end of the year.
Salma Al Sharhan, who was also dubbed as the UAE’s Florence Nightingale, was admitted to the Obaidallah Geriatric Hospital a few days ago, as she was suffering from age-related diseases, the official source at the Ras Al Khaimah Medical Zone said.
Her death came one week after a decision by the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Applied Technology to have a laboratory named after her at the Fatima College of Health Sciences in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.