Emirati Women’s Day: Meet Her Highness Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum

Lindsay Judge   |   26-08-2021

Her Highness Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum, Founder of Sana Al Maktoum Jewellery discusses the importance of Emirati Women’s Day as it takes place on 28th August 2021.


What does celebrating Emirati Women’s Day mean to you?

To me, it’s a celebration of every Emirati woman that has contributed to society in their own way – whether she’s a working mum or a stay-at-home mum, and her role in contributing their values, insights, and knowledge to the next generation of Emiratis that will shape the future of our country.


How would you assess the journey of Emirati women so far in terms of their achievements?

It certainly wasn’t easy to get where we are now, even though the UAE has always encouraged women to follow their dreams both locally and internationally. We have come so far but we have much further to go.


What is your biggest achievement so far?

Being able to start my own business at just 22 and getting recognition for the work that I do.


As an Emirati woman what do you still aim to achieve?

It’s important to me to continue to empower women through my jewellery line and potential new businesses. I want more women-run Emirati brands to go global and continue to make my people and country proud in every way possible.


What is your personal motto?

Always dare to dream.


Who is a woman that inspires you?

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak – she has always stood behind women in the UAE and applauded them for every success.


What is a message you would send to Emirati ladies on this day of celebration?

I truly believe we rise by uplifting others around us and that together, we are an unstoppable force.