Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is to open the Fourth Arab Women Leadership Forum on Tuesday.

The two-day conference is taking place at Emirates Towers.

It is a flagship annual event organised by the Dubai Women Establishment (DWE), hosted under the guidance of Shaikha Manal Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, president of DWE.

This year’s theme is “Towards Global Competitiveness”, which will explore how UAE women can take on even higher roles in the workforce and boost the UAE’s competitiveness globally.

Mona Al Merri, chairperson of the board of directors of DWE, said women empowerment and contribution remain strong in the UAE.

The forum will feature regional and international decision-makers, CEOs, and experts representing various industries and sectors.

Keynote speakers are Dr Abdul Latif Al Zayani, secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development and President of Zayed University.

In addition, the DWE chairperson will speak on behalf of Shaikha Manal.