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First in Dubai: two women appointed judges

Appointed by a federal decree issued a few days ago by the President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa Al-Nahyan, two women have been granted the right to practice as judges in the country. This is a first in the region, as part of a more general desire by Gulf countries to grant more rights to women.

One more step for the inclusion of women in UAE society… The President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa Al-Nahyan, recently issued a federal decree allowing two women, Khadija Khamis Al-Malas and Salama Rashid Al-Ketbi, to become respectively investigating judge and first instance court judge.

The breakthrough of Gulf women in many professions

A first in the small Gulf State, reflecting a desire to modernize the country.

In recent months, many initiatives have been taken by several Gulf countries to enable women to join trades traditionally acquired by men. Some women may have become pilots in Lebanon, while others in Saudi Arabia have more recently become air traffic controllers with the Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS), or even national ambassadors.