Category Archives: Culture

Meet the Arab Women Working in Science for the Advancement of Humanity

Around the world, more women are working in previously male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Meet the Arab women working in science for the advancement of humanity. Dr Rana Dajani. Photo: Supplied There is a chronic shortage of professional women working in sciences the world over. The traditionally male-dominated fields have long proven resistant to […]

HH Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Celebrating the Victories of Emirati Women

In her first ever magazine cover, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan shares her love for her grandparents and the UAE, and celebrates the victories of Emirati women. Abaya, kaftan, scarf, shoes, HH Sheikha Fatima’s own; jewelry, Bulgari. Photographed by Boo George for Vogue Arabia Picture this: the sun is almost […]

Saudi Racer Dania Akeel Becomes the First Arab Woman to Win FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas

Photo: Supplied In a landmark achievement, Saudi racer Dania Akeel has won in the T3 category at the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) World Cup for Cross Country Bajas, held in Italy. This makes Akeel, who participated in the championship for the first time, the first Saudi and Arab woman to win the title. Alongside the racer, […]

8 Inspirational Emirati Women Who Have Made a Mark in Various Fields

Sarah Al-Amiri, Minister of Advanced Sciences. Photographed by Ziga Mihelcic Launched in 2015 by HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Emirati Women’s Day takes place annually on August 28 to coincide with the founding of the General Women’s Union in 1975. This year’s theme, “Women: Ambitions & Inspiration for Next 50 Years,” is in line with 2021 marking […]

UAE’s Razan Al Mubarak Becomes The First Arab Woman to Lead a Global Environmental Agency

Razan Al Mubarak photographed by Rohit Sabu The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has elected its first Arab woman to the post of president since 1978. Razan Al Mubarak, currently the managing director of the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ Fund) was elected for the […]

HH Sheikha Intisar is Empowering Arab Women Through This Innovative Form of Therapy

HH Sheikha Intisar Al Sabah is helping heal a generation of traumatized women using a novel form of therapy to tap into their inner power. HH Sheikha Intisar Al Sabah “Breathe. Hear your breath. Close your eyes. Imagine and feel your power from within. It’s OK to feel anxious, stressed, and left out. It is OK […]

Saudi Social Activist Muna AbuSulayman Pens a Moving Message on Female Empowerment

Muna AbuSulayman, Saudi social activist and the Kingdom’s first UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, pens a moving message on female empowerment. Muna AbuSulayman photographed by Naif AlQuba “I’ve learned that love is truly the most powerful motivator in the world… There is no better fate than love.” With these words, Saudi businesswoman and activist Muna AbuSulayman completes […]

HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Her Passion for Her Job, Motherhood, and Women Empowerment

HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and daughter of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, stands as a powerful symbol of hope, purpose, and the beating heart of the UAE’s creative […]

Meet the Arab Cadets Whose Lives Have Been Transformed by UAE’s Military and Peacekeeping Training for Women Program

As the UAE celebrates the completion of its inaugural Military and Peacekeeping Training for Women program, Vogue Arabia meets the Arab cadets who have seen their lives transformed. Dust, sand, and rubble surround the small stone structure while smoke pollutes the air. Visibility is limited. The muffled sound of a woman’s scream confirms that there […]

Meet the Women Changing the Face of Politics in the Arab World

More than ever, women are taking charge at the decision-making table, guiding and becoming influential leaders within the Arab world. HE Ghada Waly Minister of Social Solidarity – Egypt  It may have been a long time coming, but HE Ghada Waly, Minister of Social Solidarity, is proud to have witnessed some momentous changes during her […]