AUrate: Meet the Female Business Moguls Behind the Ethical Gold Jewelry Brand

AUrate: Meet the Female Business Moguls Behind the Ethical Gold Jewelry Brand

Female entrepreneurs have been on the rise recently, and it has become truly inspirational for young women to witness this rise. Several female entrepreneurs are building and launching brands from scratch, and we are truly lucky to be alive to get to witness this.     Examples of females becoming moguls, matriarchs, business owners, and […]

Pink Ambulances Are Now a Thing in Dubai

Pink Ambulances Are Now a Thing in Dubai

by Hana Ghatwary

  Five years ago, women took over Dubai’s streets, quite literally. They broke the oh-so-traditional gender roles and started driving themselves and other women around in their very own pink taxis. Not only did that ensure the safety for their clients who order them, but also for the captains themselves.     Now, these women have […]

7 Gender Role Stereotypes Arabs Should Really, Really Get Over

7 Gender Role Stereotypes Arabs Should Really, Really Get Over

Growing up, we were subconsciously (sometimes consciously) taught that our gender plays a large role in determining the shape of our lives. Whether it’s what jobs we should get, what our hobbies are and even what clothes we should wear, the role our gender plays is growing smaller and smaller each day, we still see […]

Here Is What You Need to Know About Female Bosses

Here Is What You Need to Know About Female Bosses

by Nadia Aly

A lot of the people around me – from a variety of age groups – seem to have a common complain: female bosses. From my aunt in Dubai who is 47-years-old and states that she would much rather pick having a female boss over a male one any day; to newly graduated friends of mine who […]

I Rode with a Female Microbus Driver and I Have Never Felt More Empowered

I Rode with a Female Microbus Driver and I Have Never Felt More Empowered

by Aya Sayed Abdel Gawad

It’s 9:15 am and I’m obviously hating on life because I have to go to work. I stop a microbus like I do everyday, but this time it was different.     On the first glance I thought I’m stopping a male microbus driver with a scarf on his head, but that wasn’t the case. […]

This 5-Star Dubai Hotel Has an Entire Floor That’s Dedicated to Women

This 5-Star Dubai Hotel Has an Entire Floor That’s Dedicated to Women

  Solo female travelers, we have some good news for you! Dukes Hotel recently opened on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, bringing the best in British Luxury to the Emirate. But we’re not here to talk about how amazing the hotel is, we’re here to talk about the fact the hotel has dedicated its entire third floor […]

Egyptian Becomes First Arab Female to Win UN Prize for Street Art

Egyptian Becomes First Arab Female to Win UN Prize for Street Art

  Each year, the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture rewards two laureates for their work and outstanding achievements. This year Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will award Egyptian-Lebanese visual artist, Bahia Shehab, for her use of Arabic calligraphy in street art.   Shehab is the first female to receive the UNESCO-Sharjah award. She won the award for her project ‘No, A […]

This Abu Dhabi Mall Has Introduced a Female-Only Parking Lot That’s All Pink

This Abu Dhabi Mall Has Introduced a Female-Only Parking Lot That’s All Pink

  Parking spaces have been added to the list of ladies-only perks in the UAE because #girlpower. Al Wadha Mall in Abu Dhabi has introduced 80 pink parking bays for female shoppers.   “Reserved parking spaces for women shoppers encourages them to visit the mall more often and eases out their woes to look out for […]

Meet Egypt’s First Female Governor

Meet Egypt’s First Female Governor

  Last Thursday, President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, swore in Nadia Ahmed Abdo as the governor of Beheira. Making her the first ever Female in Egypt to hold the position of governor. Having graduated from the Faculty of Engineering in 1968, Abdo went on to receive her master degree from the University of Alexandria; specializing […]

11 #WomensMarch Signs That Say It All for Middle Eastern Women

11 #WomensMarch Signs That Say It All for Middle Eastern Women

Hundreds of thousands of women marched in unity Saturday against the inauguration of president Donald Trump and to say it was breathtaking would be an understatement. Celebrities and speakers rallied across the country and were even joined by fellow countries to give Trump a piece of their minds. It all started with a Facebook post asking for a march […]