Every August 28, Emirati Women’s Day, is celebrated. The Emirati Women’s Day was established by Her Highness Sheikha Fabia bint Mubarak in 2015. Also known as “The Mother of the Nation”, This day saw the founding of the General Women’s Union of the United Arab Emirates.

This unique holiday recognizes Emirati women’s achievements and honors their dedication, fortitude, and dreams in shaping the United Arab Emirates. It is a celebration of all U.A.E. It honors all of U.A.E.’s achievements over the past 50 years and their hopes for the future.


Her Highness Announced the first Emirati Women’s Day Celebration on August 15, 2015. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak belongs to the Mubarak clan.

 This day was 1975 when the General Women’s Union of the United Arab Emirates (GWAE) was established. Her Royal Highness Sheikha Fariha Fatima is the Founding Father of the U.A.E. She is President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood as well as the Chairwoman and Supreme Chairwoman for the General Women’s Union and of the Family Development Foundation. She is also known as the Mother Of Sheikhs and Mother of the United Arab Emirates.

 At the end of the 1990s, she publicly declared that women should be permitted to serve on the Federal National Council of the Emirates.

Sheikha Fatima supports adult literacy and free public education for girls. Sheikha Fatima has been an avid supporter of female athletes since childhood. Sheikha Fatima presented a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security on March 30, 2021. This plan was the first in the Gulf Cooperation Council. The strategy supports U.N. Security Council Resolution1325 and aims to empower women all over the globe.

U.N. Women, an international humanitarian organization, awarded Sheikha Fatima a 2017 U.A.E. award. to encourage female empowerment and equality. To honor Emirati women’s achievements and their hard work in shaping the country, Emirati Women’s Day was established by her highness.


1975U.A.E. 1975U.A.E.

August 28th marks the founding of the General Women’s Union of the United Arab Emirates.

2015First Emirati Women’s Day Celebration

Her Highness announces Emirati Women’s Day.

2017United Nations Women

U.N. Women, an international humanitarian organization, recognizes Sheikha Fatima’s efforts in the U.A.E. to encourage female empowerment and equality.

2020Fifth Anniversary

Emirati women celebrate their fifth anniversary.


What are the seven U.A.E. emirates??

Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai are all cities within the United Arab Emirates.

Are the Emiratis Sunni Muslims or Shia Muslims

Sunni Muslims account for more than 85% of Emiratis. The vast majority of the remaining 15% is made up of Shia Muslims.

What are Emiratis exactly?

The Emiratis (U.A.E.) are the native Arab citizens and people of the United Arab Emirates. ).


  1. Celebrate women using social media tell stories about yourself, your friends, and Emirati women you admire on social media. This day is your chance to showcase the incredible women you know.
  2. DonateThis day is a great opportunity to use simple fundraising strategies and to donate to a women’s shelter. Women-owned small businesses and enterprises can be supported by you donating or patronizing them.
  3. Learn about Emirati women who are notableLearn more about the U.A.E. Women who make a difference in their chosen fields. Let their stories inspire you. Do not forget to share your experience with others so they can be inspired.


  1. Female entrepreneurs in U.A.E.Over 20,000 women entrepreneurs are located in the U.A.E. and account for at least 10% of all Emirati business owners.
  2. Women are able to hold government positions United Arab Emirates has 66% of all government jobs, and 30% of the highest-ranking decision-making posts.
  3. U.A.E. literacy has increased WomenThe illiteracy rate for Emirati women has dropped from 89.8% to 7.3% in 1970 to just 7.3% in 2017.
  4. High school graduates who are females U.A.E. has 95% female high school graduates who pursue higher education at the university level as compared to 80% male graduates.
  5. U.A.E. U.A.E.About 20% of diplomatic corps members in the U.A.E are women


  1. It honors the U.A.E. womenU.A.E. Day is the day’s focus. women. It celebrates and recognizes their achievements, and makes them more visible. It empowers and motivates women around the globe.
  2. It raises consciousnessEmirati women’s day helps eliminate gender bias and discrimination. It raises awareness about the urgent need for these issues by sharing meaningful narratives, and resources and engaging in activities. Emirati women’s day celebrates the skills of women to get great jobs.
  3. It promotes gender equality gender bias, either unconscious or intentional, can make it difficult for women in the workplace to succeed. Emirati Women’s Day, a global event, honors women’s political, social, economic, and cultural achievements. It also calls for gender parity sooner than later.

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