DUBAI: Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has appeared on the cover Vogue Arabia’s April edition.
Sheikha Fatima is the granddaughter of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the UAE’s founding father, and Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.
In the interview for her first cover appearance for the magazine, she talked about embracing the values of “family, nation, and strength.”
Sheikha Fatima also discussed her love of horses, her family, and the role of women in the Emirates.
“Growing up, my most cherished times were when I sat on the lap of my late grandfather, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, and listened to his stories, his stories of the struggle, his stories of belief, stories of daring to dream, daring to change reality,” she said. “I grew up with love for the UAE and the determination that I need to give back, like my grandfather taught me.”
Sheikha Fatima’s roles include chairperson of the Fatima bint Mubarak Sports Academy, the Abu Dhabi and Al Al-Ain Ladies Club, and the Fatima bint Hazza Cultural Foundation. She also founded the award-winning Al-Shira’aa Stables.
“In the UAE we have massive female representation everywhere,” Sheikha Fatiima said. “In government and ministries, technology, science, arts, culture… Women are reaching world records and revealing the true forte of our nation.”
Vogue Arabia Editor-in-Chief Manuel Arnaut said: “We are incredibly honored that Her Highness decided to share her story with Vogue Arabia.
“In a year when the UAE is celebrating its 50th anniversary, we are excited to be working closely with the young female leadership of the country and the Al-Nahyan family. Due to its important symbolism, this is definitely one of our most memorable covers to date.”