100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Kholoud Ahmed Al Dhaheri
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Kholoud Ahmed Al Dhaheri

Industry: Culture and society

Designation: Judge

Country: UAE

Occupation: Judge

In 2008, Kholoud Ahmed Al Dhaheri made history in the UAE when she was appointed the first woman judge in the country’s court of first instance, a profession that was until her appointment reserved for men only.

“I will endeavour to perform my functions with utmost (competence)...in order to provide a successful model of Emirati women working in the judiciary,” Al Dhaheri said at the time of her appointment. Al Dhaheri graduated in law and shariah from the UAE University.