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City Walk – Events – Emirati Women’s Day Celebration at Shangri-La hotel, Qaryat Al Beri


August 28 was declared Emirati Women’s Day. The date marks the creation of the GWU in 1975, and is considered a chance to celebrate Emirati women’s achievements since the Union was founded.

Shangri-La hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, hosted and organized a celebratory dinner event for Emirati Women’s Day. The invite-only dinner event gave inspiring leaders and innovators from various sectors spanning from Ministries, Embassy of Luxembourg to media influencers a chance to network with one another over a sumptuous buffet, showcasing local Emirati dishes and accompanied by a classical Oud player. Guests were inspired and engaged with life-coach and speaker, Ms. Randa El Zein, founder of Be You International on women’s happiness and empowerment topics.



Events Highlights:


Womenday-3373She has hosted the gathering and tool part in engaging the audience is happiness-simulative activities, which is indeed a great ice-breaker and have actually led the evening begin on a great lively mode. Then came the chef’s parade with a bang band wagon and a gigantic size fresh-to-cook Tuna Fish for demonstration on how to clean and cut. Activity involved a lot of guest to actually witness the live demo of fish carving by Hotel’s Executive Chef, Mansour Memarian. I have learnt a great deal of great bluefin Tuna anatomy indeed as the session was quite informative.

A scrumptious dinner keeping with taste legacy of Sofra Bld was served to the guests. Staff and the whole kitchen team were very active and enthusiastic in spirits of the special occasion.  The event was in appreciation of all the women in the UAE who have helped with the overall development and success in the UAE, and as part of Shangri-La’s ongoing initiatives with EMBRACE, its core corporate responsibility program. Mr Thomas Guss, General Manager of the hotel recognized the opportunity to further stimulate empowerment with women across the UAE, and said: “It was an honor to host many inspiring women all in one night and we look forward to align and support more programs in the local community”.



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Premier Motors – Ferrari dealers have delightfully supported the event with their Ferrari California T display, it was lovely to spot-on that red beauty.

Our Greetings:

We are proud of all the lively & dynamic women in UAE. It was an honour to celebrate and applaud all the Women Leaders and Innovators for the remarkable efforts on development and progress in UAE. More power to EMIRATI women! Indeed one woman empowers another.


Special thanks to lovely Kawthar from KBS Communications, another distinctively talented Emirati woman for her kind invitation. Cameron for all the liaison and of-course the great host team Shangri-La Qaryat-al-Beri hotel.