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To celebrate Emirati Women's Day, Deliveroo has partnered with up and coming Emirati artist Maryam Alzaabi to celebrate this year’s theme of “Women: Ambitions & Inspiration for the Next 50 Years”
28 August 2021 To celebrate Emirati Women's Day, Deliveroo has partnered with up and coming Emirati artist Maryam Alzaabi to celebrate this year’s theme of “Women: Ambitions & Inspiration for the Next 50 Years” which was announced by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union in early 2021. Maryam’s unique artwork has been translated onto limited edition tote bags which will be given away with every order placed from Deliveroo Editions Kitchens on the 28th of August.
Maryam Alzaabi studied architecture and Urban Design and has a background in art and an illustration degree. Her work is truly unique celebrating the feminist spirit by portraying women in a unique light.
Maryam has created a unique illustration to celebrate the proud achievements of Emirati women in history along with a storing vision for the future. It highlights women who have pushed boundaries by occupying varied roles in the country such as astronauts, teachers, chefs, government officials and female leaders.
Deliveroo customers in Dubai who place an order on the 28th of August from Deliveroo Editions brands like Urth, Dan’s Home Food, Burro Blanco, La Serre, Mythos, Great Wall Chinese, Puns by Pinza, Gyroz by Pinza and Banh Mi will receive a complimentary limited edition bag by the artist.
Speaking about the collaboration with Deliveroo Maryam said, “I have grown up in a tight-knit community and have always been surrounded by inspiring women in my family. A lot has changed in the last few years, Emirati women have really pushed the boundaries of what women in the UAE are capable of achieving. These women are the reason I am independent and future-forward today and I hope that my depiction of this year’s theme is a message to girls everywhere in the UAE that they have all the tools they need to contribute to society. I’ve loved collaborating with Deliveroo to create these special bags that carry a message of empowerment and inspiration that I am sure will resonate with customers.”
Every year, for Emirati Women’s Day Deliveroo uses their platform to showcase local female artists and celebrate the many ways in which their work continues to contribute to the community.
This year, Deliveroo has partnered with Maryam to combine her art with the ambitious spirit of Emirati women. Maryam’s illustration for the occasion is a contemporary take on the achievements of local women who are growing in number and pushing the boundaries of the industries they operate in.
This is the fourth year in which Deliveroo has partnered with local female talent to distribute giveaways celebrating the women in UAE. In 2018, Deliveroo partnered with renowned artist Alia Shamsi to create customised fridge magnets. In 2019, they worked with author Roudha Al Marri to share words of empowerment from her book UAE 101 and last year, the brand partnered with Emirati illustrator, Marwa Al Balooshi to thank female front-liners of COVID-19.
As a global business currently operating in 12 markets, Deliveroo aims to continuously increase and highlight the role of women across all verticals in the business and through support for female professionals. Women in the UAE are paving the way for a whole generation of female icons to come and Deliveroo strives to create more opportunities every day to further accelerate this movement.
Available until stocks last on 28th August via Deliveroo Edition Hessa South.
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