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What Drives you?

A few years ago Maryam Al Saffar stood in front of her father to convince him to let her drive a car. A protective dad and a former air force pilot, he was hesitant to permit women in his family to drive an automobile. Maryam not only won her first battle, she went on to…

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The World’s Best Teacher

It is not everyday that you are privileged to learn from the world’s best teacher. Yasmeen Maqbool sits through a class with Hanan Al Hroub, 2016 Global Teacher Prize Winner to know of her life’s lessons. One amongst the many incredible teachers from across the globe, she has overcome adversity to have a profound impact…

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Warrior Princess

Shaikha Al Qassemi joins the league of Crossfit and Weightlifting athletes who find gain in pain. She shares with Yasmeen Maqbool what makes her unstoppable in her choice of career and passion TO READ MORE …….. SUBSCRIBE TO FEMINA MIDDLE EAST

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A Spot of Light

HE Dr Maryam Matar, founder of the UAE Genetics Diseases Association is a lady of many talents. A scientist, humanitarian, daughter, wife and mother, she has also held many prestigious positions including being the youngest Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health and helped propel and implement the law that makes it mandatory for all marrying…

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I’M a Senseitive Politician

They called her a sari-draper to ridicule her, but that didn’t affect one-time designer Shaina NC, one of the most powerful politicos in the country today. She tells Reema Behl how she learned her lessons and why she is here to stay TO READ MORE …….. SUBSCRIBE TO FEMINA MIDDLE EAST

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Operation Diff 2015!

Mahsa Motamedi, Executive Director – Operations, Dubai International Film Festival has her hands full. The festival this time will have 60 world premieres and is all set to beat last year’s attendees, a whooping 55,000 people! Manju Ramanan chats with the film buff who is waiting to watch some films with her children as well…

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