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Scholar, psychiatrist, and former Arabian Gulf University president Rafia Obaid Ghubash has founded and recently opened the Women’s Museum of the United Arab Emirates in Dubai’s Deira neighborhood.

Ghubash was offered a free site in Dubai’s official heritage district of Bastakya, but chose instead to for the museum to occupy a location more integrated with the domestic and economic life of the city.
The three-story institution aims to connect the work of contemporary Emirati women artists and cultural producers with their historical predecessors. According to Ghubash, some of the United Arab Emirates art world’s most powerful figures, despite the predominant patriarchal culture, are women.  … about programming.  …

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