Mother’s Day in the Middle East  is a time for people across the region to celebrate and appreciate the women who brought them into the world.
Without a grey hair in sight, this year celebrity moms in the region have managed once again to balance the pressures of parenthood with the demands of fame.
But while those starry moms are out at the latest fashion event or film premiere, most mothers are have to concern themselves with the more serious side of life.
From the Palestinian women protestors with their children in Israeli jails, to the first mothers to join the Saudi government,  here are some of the region’s most courageous and infamous moms.
Are there any notable moms we’ve missed out? Is Mother’s Day important for the Middle East or should we celebrate our moms everyday? Share your comments with us below!