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10 Inspirational Lady-Bosses That Are Kicking Ass In The UAE

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We love kick-ass women, particularly in the UAE - seeing them conquer the business scene here and go from strength to strength. 

We've rounded up some of our favourite superwomen that help make the UAE such an amazing place to be. 

1. Clare Woodcraft Scott, Emirates Foundation

CEO of Emirates Foundation, Clare Woodcraft Scott has been at the foundation for six years and made a notable impact on the youth community in the UAE. 

2. Aisha Bin Bishr, Smart Dubai

Clever, visionary, and basically helping charge Dubai to the front of the pack in terms of being a smart city, Dr Aisha Bin Bishr is accomplished and running an entire reform in the city. 

3. Kamelia bin Zaal, Kamelia Landscape Design

She has been working in the landscape design industry for over a decade. After completing her studies in London, Kamelia returned to Dubai and established an award winning landscape design studio specializing in boutique commercial projects.

Ever since, she has been working on various private residential projects and her work has won her no less than three awards.

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4. Dr. Amal Al Ghaferi

Dr. Amal Al Ghaferi was the first UAE National faculty member at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

She received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Just some of her many many achievements include the United Kingdom Prime Minister’s Initiative Award in 2009, a Women in Science and Technology Fellowship from the US, and two Sheikh Rashid Scientific Distinction Awards.

5. Nayla Al Khaja

Being the UAE's first female producer and director is definitely a title to celebrate, but Nayla Al Khaja has even more ambitions she seeks to reach.

She has produced, written, and directed films that have participated in over 42 festivals worldwide and is the CEO of Nayla Al Khaja Films, she is also founder of The Scene, Dubai's first film club.

She was ranked among the Top 50 most powerful personalities in Arab Cinema and 100 most powerful Arabs under 40 by Arabian Business Magazine.

6. Jasamin Fichte

 Jasamin founded Fichte & Co in Dubai in 2005. It has since grown into one of the Middle East’s most influential law firms, achieving numerous landmark judgments that have revolutionised legal practice in the UAE.

Jasamin Fichte is also the founder of the UAE Branch of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) and chairs the same as its first president.

7. Haneen Dabain

Haneen Dabain is a co-founder of pricena – a comparison website that gathers best prices of various electronic products across the stores in the UAE.

Haneen has an IT education background and she managed several tech startups before. 

8. Raja Easa Al Gurg

Raja Easa Al-Gurg runs the UAE’s Al Gurg Group, whose trade and commerce she has expanded to include 24 companies and 370 international brand partnerships.  

She has also participated in multiple economic, political and social advancements in the UAE. 

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9. Dalya Al Muthanna

Dalya Al Muthanna first made headlines in 2014 after she became the first Emirati to be appointed the President and CEO of GE Gulf.

Before that, she also founded and managed a multi-million dollar international franchise for five years.

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10. Hanan Mazouzi

Hanan Mazouzi is the founder of The Arabian Gazelles, UAE's first female-only supercar club.

Besides having a popular Instagram page, the 80 members strong club also regularly participate sin events run by top-end ­manufacturers.


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