Working Emirati women to get 'gender balance' council
27 February 2015 Last updated at 15:20 GMT
In February 2015, the UAE said it would set up a "gender balance" council to promote equality and opportunities for women in the workforce.
Despite the fact that more Emirati women than men graduate from universities in the UAE, their participation in the workforce is limited by social and legal boundaries.
Can this initiative make a difference? Ola Naguib has been finding out for Africa Business Report.