Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Day in the life

This morining women and men from the Emirati Women Police Association and the members of the IAWP Board went on a tour of Abu Dhabi. The members of the EWPA shared stories with us and took us to locations that allowed us to expereince their culture and to participate in "A Day In The Life" of a Emirati women.

This was by experiencing their culture and walking around in their world for a day.

We started our day at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Where we donned our abayas and sheylas (head scarves) which were provided by the mosque and entered into the mosque where the procedure, purpose and process of a day of worship was explained to us. We had to remove our shoes as we entered the mosque. We were shown the area that prayer takes place and the ritual washing area to cleanse oneself before going to prayer.

It was a truly enligthening experience. The women and men of the EWPA were very willing to ensure we enjoyed our time exploring Abu Dhabi.

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