The photographic collection depicts the important role that women have played in shaping the UAE’s history.
To commemorate International Women’s Day and as part of the UAE Gender Balance Council’s (UAEGBC) ‘UAE’s Women Face Print’ exhibition, the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will feature 30 photographs of Emirati women.
A painting of Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is at the heart of the exhibition (Expo 2020 Dubai).
The exhibition is a collection of photographs focusing on women, with the goal of highlighting the ways of life in the emirates prior to the establishment of the union.
Each face has a story to tell: A woman whose husband has gone into the endless nights of diving and fishing; a girl weaving wool as if she were weaving her own dreams; a woman cooking with love and passion above all else; and a girl overjoyed with her new henna designs.
It also reflects the great efforts of the UAE’s founding fathers towards equality and empowering women in all aspects of life, particularly the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s strong support.
“Exploring the stories behind each unique and inspiring photograph transports us to the past with all its details and simplicity in celebration of the strength and resilience of the Emirati spirit, while also documenting t…” said Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of the Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. The photographs were provided by Al Bayan Newspaper’s national archive.” (Expo 2020 Dubai)
source: khaleej Times