10 UAE’s Most Influential Women – Emirati

UAE10 UAE's Most Influential Women - Emirati

Regarding gender equality in the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates has been the leader. The nation has seen an incredible increase in female leaders who have removed challenges and destroyed preconceptions in recent years. These ten strong Emirati women have significantly influenced their societies and the wider globe. So lets have a look at UAE Influential Women now.

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

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From 2008 to 2013, she served as the UAE’s first female minister, holding the Minister of Foreign Trade position. She has been recognized as one of Forbes’ most powerful women globally and supports women’s rights and education.

 Dr Aisha bin Bishr

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She manages the Smart Dubai Office and is a well-known figure in the technology sector. By utilizing the latest innovations to improve the quality of life for people living there, she plays a role in Dubai’s development into a smart city.

Hessa Essa Buhumaid

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She is the minister of community development and is responsible for activities that support families, women, and people with disabilities. She was also crucial in the UAE’s reaction to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimi

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She is the director-general of Expo 2020 Dubai and the minister of state for international cooperation. One of the most critical events in the history of the UAE, Expo 2020 Dubai, has benefited much from her contribution to its successful preparation and organization.

Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui

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She was the world’s youngest cabinet member when she was appointed as the Minister of State for Youth Affairs in 2016. She advocated educating young people and was recognized as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2017.

Amal Al Qubaisi

File:Amal Al Qubaisi, October 2017.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

She has been a leading advocate for women’s involvement in politics and is the first woman to hold the office of Speaker of the Federal National Council.

Noura Al Kaabi

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She is the UAE’s Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and has made significant contributions to the growth of the country’s cultural industry. She also chairs twofour54 and the Media Zone Authority in Abu Dhabi.

Mariam Al Mehairi

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She has played an essential part in protecting the food supply chain in the United Arab Emirates. She is the first woman to hold the Minister of State for Food Security office.

Dr Maryam Matar

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She has been essential in the UAE’s fight against genetic illnesses. She is the founder and chairwoman of the UAE Genetic Illnesses Association.

Khawla Al Serkal

Sharjah Ladies Club and its ten branches organize Spring Adventure Camps 2021 - Sharjah Ladies Club

She has been a vocal supporter of women’s rights in the legal system and is the first Emirati woman to hold the position of judge in the UAE.


These outstanding Emirati women broke down misconceptions and opened the path for future generations of women in the UAE and outside. Their achievements and efforts have significantly impacted their societies and worldwide.

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