UAE National Day: 15 Emirati faces you should know

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As the country celebrates it’s 46th year, Gulf News tabloid! highlights Emiratis who are shaping the contemporary identity of the nation

18:03 November 29, 2017

PATH BREAKERS

These thought leaders are changing perceptions of the Middle East

Rafeaa Al Hajsi

From plus size supermodels to modest breakout stars, it has been a great year for diversity on the world’s catwalks. Setting the runways ablaze here in the UAE is Al Hajsi. From walking for Lebanese designer Aiisha Ramadan at the Arab Fashion Week, to taking to Parisian runways during Paris Fashion Week for Ziad Nakad, she has dominated the regional modelling industry — on her own terms. Remaining true to the modest culture of her upbringing, the model has brands and designers clamouring to adjust their designs to suit her requirements. That in itself is a huge accomplishment.

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By Pratyush Sarup, Special to tabloid!

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