Dubai Design District Celebrates Emirati Women’s Day With Tribute Exhibition

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Published August 28th, 2018 - 10:53 GMT
Dubai Design District (d3), today marked Emirati Women’s Day.
Dubai Design District (d3), today marked Emirati Women’s Day.

Dubai Design District (d3), today marked Emirati Women’s Day, by highlighting the journeys of eight Emirati women from the d3 community in a special exhibition.

Running from 28 August to 28 September in Building 7, the display showcases photographic portraits of the women by young Emirati photographer Aisha Binsuroor and underscores their achievements and inspiration.

Speaking on the significance of the exhibition, Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, CEO of d3, said: “Emirati Women’s Day was added to the UAE’s calendar of national events to boost the recognition of women in the country and draw attention to their pivotal role in society. At d3 we support creative entrepreneurs from across the region, many of whom are women. Our district has become a place for them to realise their full potential and make their mark on the domestic and international stage. We are proud to encourage female empowerment in the Middle East by acknowledging some of the inspirational women in our community and celebrating their success stories.”

Emirati women featured in the exhibition include:

Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bin Bishr – Director General Dubai Smart Office: Her Excellency Dr Aisha bint Butti bin Bishr is passionate about making Dubai the smartest city on earth. She regularly engages with the leadership in the public and private sector to make Dubai a global benchmark in smart city development.

Salma Al Marri - Sinyar Gallery: Al Marri is an award-winning multimedia artist, whose work combines Arab art and culture with Western influences.

Fatima Al Shirawi - The Gracious F: Al Shirawi is a leading colour consultant and certified colour psychologist with an international background. She pursued a BA in Sociology and Marketing from George Washington University.

Mashael Al Ali - Re:Urban Studio: Al Ali is the co-founder of the first business incubator in Dubai as part of recent regulations introduced by Dubai. She has a strong penchant for art, architecture and design.

Fatima AlShaikh - Re:Urban Studio: Al Shaikh is the co-founder of the membership-based co-working space that seeks to promote design and innovation through encouraging creative entrepreneurs to chase their dreams and transform their ideas into unique projects.

Aljoud Lootah - Aljoud Lootah Design: Lootah is a leading Emirati product designer with a background in graphic design. Her work has been seen at major international shows across the world and acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne

Noura Al Ghandi - ALBAL Design Studio: Al Ghandi is an interior designer and one of Dubai’s youngest CEOs. She was the winner of the INDEX Design Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2017.

Ahlam Albannai - Ahlam Photo Studio: Albannai is part of the faculty of Applied Media in Higher Colleges of Technology and the owner of Ahlam Photo Studio. She is an artist, researcher, educator, entrepreneur and mother of four.

Hessa AlJoker - Pearla Dubai: Al Joker is the founder of a clothing line at d3. She is also an Emirati graphic and fashion designer and the artist behind a variety of mixed-media works.

Background Information

Dubai Design District (d3)

Dubai Design District (d3) has been developed through careful consultation with the design community to provide a creative ecosystem that surpasses the expectations of a typical creative neighbourhood. d3 forges the inspiring, authentic, and relevant ideas shaping Dubai’s future as a leading destination of design, art, and culture. It has its own beating heart, its own spirit and its own very personal style.

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