Global Women’s Forum Dubai: UAE’s first royal pilot wants to see more women in aviation

Global Women’s Forum Dubai: UAE’s first royal pilot wants to see more women in aviation

The UAE’s first female Emirati commercial pilot, and a member of Dubai’s royal family, wants to see more women join her in the aviation industry.

To make that happen, Capt Sheikha Mozah bint Marwan Al Maktoum, launched the Women in Aviation Association in October last year to offer direction and support to women interested in pursuing a career in the industry.

“Aviation is a male dominated industry and I hope to change that,” she told The National on the second day of the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai on Monday.

“The association is not just for pilots. It’s for lawyers, doctors, engineers or anyone else who wants to be a part of this vast and exciting industry.”