mercredi 14 septembre 2011

United Arab Emirates: Dubai's Angels.

In April 2008, the Dubai police created the first elite women's 100% to protect visiting dignitaries in the emirate.
Broken in extreme situations, these six agents selected from 42 volunteers carry out their missions Response motorcycle Suzuki GSX-R 1000.
Special training in close protection in all conditions, shooting 9mm, crowd control and riots, helicopter rappelling, Boxing, Karate, Taekwondo, etc ...

Selected to serve as bodyguards clash of heads of state, ministers, senior officials, celebrities and their families. Fatima Al Mamari Sergeant (25 years) says, smiling the opposition of his family and the air of the bankers dumbfounded when she presented with a motorcycle driver's license as identification.
Indeed, it is still deeply rooted in some minds that a woman's place is in the home, and certainly not hands on a steering wheel and especially not on a handlebar of a motorcycle!

Caporal Mariam Ahmad (28) insists that no preferential treatment was given to them compared to their male counterparts.
These "Charlie's Angels" are the exception in this Muslim country where women's position has traditionally been in the background.
Dubai is both a city and emirate of the UAE. Founded in the eighteenth century, the emirate and the city are becoming more important by participating in the creation of the Trucial States  in 1853 and the seventh United Arab Emirates in 1971 with the current Ruler of Dubai provides Vice-Chair.
With an area of ​​3,885 km2 (1,674,300 inhabitants in 2009), Dubai is the second emirate in terms of area after Abu Dhabi.

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