At Villa 88, every day is a celebration of Emirati women. Tomorrow, we all come together to observe Emirati Women’s Day, which has been themed as “Preparing for the next 50 years: women are the support of the nation” by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, the Mother of the Nation. To get you into festive spirits, we’ve rounded up 6 ways you can relish this joyous occassion.
Join Ayesha Shaikh, the Editor of Villa 88, for an engaging discussion with leading Emirati women, who are paving the way for the new generation. We’ll introduce you to the ladies powering through futuristic fields of work, from artificial intelligence to planetary science to world governance. You’ll also meet Khadija Al Bastaki, the Executive Director of d3, who will share a special keynote on the occasion.
The panelists include Mariam Obaid AlMuhairi, the Head of Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE and Project Manager at Dubai Future Foundation; Reem Baggash, Content and Programming Lead at the World Government Summit; and Hessa AlMatroushi, Science Data Management and Analysis Lead at the Emirates Mars Mission. Don’t forget to tune in on Villa 88 and d3‘s official Instagram accounts tomorrow to experience the event.
For the very first time, NET-A-PORTER has created a curated edit in celebration of Emirati Women’s Day named ‘Celebrating You’. Packed with Emirati influences, the edit comprises dreamy dresses, dazzling jewels and extra special gifts. Check out the collection here.
The Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi, named after the Mother of the Nation, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, is celebrating Emirati Women’s Day by collaborating with artists Maisoon Al Saleh, Asma Alkhoori, Asma AlMehairi, Hind Rashid, Shamma AlDhaheri, and Sara Alkhoori to embody the pride of being a woman in the UAE. A selection of their art pieces, created using various techniques such as pencil sketching, oil painting and blind contour drawing, can be found on display at the park on 28 August and on the Park’s social media channels.
To mark Emirati Women’s Day, the duo has created a ‘Limited Edition’ capsule collection of handcrafted bags that boast Ellis’s classic silhouettes and Hamda’s exquisite hand embroidery using fine fabrics such as organza and lace. We’re in for a sparkling treat.
To mark the day and support regional female entrepreneurs, Ounass has teamed up with Emirati brand House of Fatam to launch a limited-edition dress. The A-line dress features Arabic calligraphy text reading “My strength is my style,” creating a statement that perfectly embodies the Emirati woman.
Images credit: NET-A-PORTER