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Emirati women: modernity and modesty 4, September 2011

Posted by thegulfblog.com in The Emirates.
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Salon has a (vaguely) interesting slide show of pictures of Emirati women. To anyone who remotely knows the region, it will show you nothing remotely new. It is mostly, I think, for Americans who don’t know the Gulf to snigger at Emirati women buying or making dresses but not wearing them in public…but by far the most interesting picture is the one below.

Trying as I am to rack my brain now, I really don’t think that I’ve ever come across pictures of Gulfy women toting weapons. Nor, for that matter, does one see photos of disdahas toting guns. Curious (or not…).


Hat tip: Sultan Al Qasseimi


1. Troy Wearer - 5, September 2011

I can’t remember if it was on Youtube or the actual website, the there is a great action promo for the Qatari Lekwiyah (sp?) that features a few women in similar guise. All part of their equal opportunity employment policy perhaps šŸ™‚

2. Grant Jackson - 5, September 2011

‘ere you go. Right at the end

and this one – I like the fact they have their henna on for target practice!


thegulfblog.com - 5, September 2011

Thanks for this (well, for pointing it out, that is…I don’t have some need to see Gulfy ladies or anything…aaaanyway…)

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