The UAE has always been a pioneer in appreciating women. Ever since the union’s foundation, women have been making successive gains with the support of the UAE’s wise leadership, which spared no effort in the service of Emiratis in general and women in particular, paving the way for women to achieve significant development in every field.
Armed with science, knowledge, strong will, and determination, women have become vital, effective, and essential partners on the country’s path to a sustainable inclusive development process.
In appreciation of what Emirati women have achieved, the UAE has dedicated a special day for celebrating women, called “Emirati Women’s day”, coinciding with the 28th of August of every year, which was announced as a national holiday in November 2014 by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, AKA “Mother of the Nation”.
That day also coincides with the anniversary of the establishment of the General Women’s Union on August 28, 1975.
Emirati women have played a vital respected and appreciated role in the Emirati society, boosted by the patronage of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, God rest his sole, inspiring the wise leadership led by president Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as well as his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and their brothers members of the Federal Supreme Council, to follow the same path.
For their part, the Armed Forces have not been oblivious to Emirati women’s role in the service of the country, providing every opportunity for them to join military service and gain the honor of defending the nation, and here we are witnessing the Emirati women joining the military, participate in an able and distinguished manner in training courses, administration and various types of military work, proving that Emirati women can support the UAE in every available field, by the grace of God and our wise leadership that encourages Emirati women to participate in every field.