Cityscape Abu Dhabi has announced exclusive entry for ladies only on Thursday, targeting the Dh250bn in estimated wealth that women in the UAE hold.
“Showing respect to Arabic cultural tradition and Islamic values, and by special request, Cityscape Abu Dhabi announced entry to the
exhibition Exclusively for Ladies Only from 10.00 to 19.00 on Thursday 21st April with full commitment from our partners,” the organisers of the property show said in an e-mailed statement.
According to a study published last year, UAE household wealth is estimated at about Dh1.3 trillion, of which women control 20 per cent. That’s about Dh250bn.
The outlook on women’s socioeconomic advancement in the UAE has increased from a low of 70.7 in 2008 to 72.1 in 2011, according to the latest MasterCard Worldwide Index of Women’s Advancement. Complete equality between the genders would be a score of a 100, according to the Index.
The UAE numbers, though below parity, are the most favourable for women in the Middle East, ahead of Qatar (67.3), Kuwait(65.7), Saudi Arabia(59.1), Lebanon (54.5) and Egypt (50.8).