Emirati Grandmother Holding an Arabic Sign Goes Viral

  • Publish date: Monday، 26 April 2021
Emirati Grandmother Holding an Arabic Sign Goes Viral

An image of an Emirati grandmother, wearing an Emirati traditional outfit and face covering, while holding a sign in Arabic that said: “We’ve reached Mars." went viral on social media.

The picture of Khusaibah Al Dahmani, 70, was taken by Emirati photographer Alia Al Joker. Ms Al Dahmani is the mother of Ms Al Joker's best friend according to The National.

Emirati Grandmother Holding an Arabic Sign Goes Viral

Standing infront a Sidr tree, Ms Al Dahmani appears traditional clothing. What made the image so incredible was the contrast of culture and heritage and the historical Hope Probe achievement by the UAE.

The Sidr tree has a significant meaning for locals as the late Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, known as UAE's Founding Father, and the late Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, first Ruler of Dubai, had a meeting there where they announced the start of the United Arab Emirates.

“I enjoy being photographed and loved being part of this," said Ms Al Dahmani, who is from Fujairah.

"Women our age should be out there and show our culture and our traditions."

The Dubaian Ms Al Joker says she is not a professional photographer "I just enjoy what I am doing and enjoy telling the stories of people," she said.

Hope Probe entered the Martian orbit on February 9 and the UAE became the first Arab country and the 4th country in the world to reach Mars.

Since it’s historical achievement, the UAE recruited two new astronauts who’ve joined Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan AL Neyadi of which the First Female Arab Astronaut was chosen.

Noura Al Matroushi was selected to be part of the country's astronaut corps as well as Mohammed Al Mulla.

Image Credits: Alia Sultan Al Joker @alia_bent_sultan

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