Working Lives UAE: Pilot
Hamda Al Qubaisi is representative of a new wave of working Emiratis.
Aged 26 she is a First Officer, regularly piloting an Etihad Airways A320 on medium-range flights around the region.
Like many of her compatriots who have shared in their country's vast oil wealth, she has no need to work but, she says: "I want to work. I want to give back to my country because they've given so much to me."
Here she describes her working life.
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03 Apr 2015