Arada partners with Sheraa to host women-led Emirati Women’s Day workshops

Arada partners with Sheraa to host women-led Emirati Women’s Day workshops

News: 23 August 2023
  • Manbat-led initiative will see Emirati personalities introduce activities to promote sustainability in the home
  • Free events will be hosted at YourSpace, Aljada on 27 August

Arada is hosting an impactful Emirati Women’s Day event designed to support mindful sustainable practices in the home in association with Manbat, the master-developer’s partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), and the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa).

Hosted at Aljada, the ladies-only community event is designed around this year’s official theme, ‘We Collaborate for Tomorrow’ with two forward-thinking workshops supporting the UAE’s commitment towards sustainability goals.

Each workshop is designed to further strengthen connections between Emirati women with collective experiences and innovative ideas that boost family-focused sustainability. The event takes place at 3pm on Sunday, 27 August with two hands-on workshops at YourSpace, the events hall located in Aljada’s Madar family entertainment district.

The Plant Workshop will be led by Eman Al-Marri, a self-taught expert in home organic farming whose drive to encourage more sustainable growing practices in the household has enabled her to become a popular media personality. The session includes DIY planting along with learning exercises about sustainable farming, starting kitchen gardens and encouraging fresh local produce for the family.

The Sustainable Pantry Workshop will be led by Fatema Showaiter, a seasoned Emirati chef and the culinary force behind Ark Coffee, a Sharjah-based café and restaurant. This session explores sustainable habits in the home and invites participants to prepare a meal using produce grown in the UAE and provided straight from Emirati farms through Manbat.

Hend Almansoori, Project Manager – Events at Arada, said: “This Emirati Women’s Day, we’re proud to team up with Sheraa to help encourage our community and local families to put the UAE on the road towards agricultural self-sufficiency in line with the country’s 2030 sustainability goals. This event is an is an invaluable opportunity for participants to acquire skills for everyday sustainability in the home for the entire family.”

Iman Ben Chaibah, Community Department Manager at Sheraa, said: “From preserving scarce food and water resources to utilising locally abundant materials like the palm to build homes, furniture, tools, and more, Emirati women founded family life in the UAE on remarkable sustainability practices, which have enabled successive generations to grow and thrive in our desert environment, and turn our country into a stunning green oasis. These two workshops by Sheraa and Arada honour these age-old civilisational practices and seek to continue this national legacy, by empowering Emirati women with the knowledge and skills they will need to be the heart and soul of UAE’s sustainable development journey.”

Admission for the workshops is free. Attendees must register through the Sheraa website at this link.

Located in the Muwaileh district of Sharjah, Aljada is easily accessible from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and directly accessible from Al Dhaid Road and University City Road.