Sheikha Mozah bint Marwan Al Maktoum is recognised as a young and inspirational female trailblazer in the UAE aviation industry. In 2019, she became the first woman to be appointed as First Lieutenant Pilot at Dubai Police.
After successfully completing the ATPL (A) First Officer Programme at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in 2016, Sheikha Mozah started her career as a Commercial First Officer Pilot at Emirates Airlines a year later. In 2013, she achieved a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive wing walking rolls.
A passionate aviator, Sheikha Mozah focuses on inspiring Emirati women to pursue their dreams and supports gender equality within the aviation sector, nationally and internationally. She translated her vision into action by establishing and chairing the Women in Aviation Association (SHEHANA) in 2019. She presented a working paper concerning Women Empowerment in the Aviation Industry at the 40th session of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to merge Dubai Electricity Company and Dubai Water Department, which had been operating independently before then. Both organisations were established by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum in 1959. Dubai Government fully supported the Electricity Company and the Water Department to provide Dubai’s citizens and residents with a continuous and reliable supply of electricity and water. Since then, DEWA has made considerable achievements, to be ranked as one of the best utilities in the world. DEWA provides services today to more than 900,000 customers with a happiness rate that reached 95% in 2018.
The UAE, represented by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has maintained its first global ranking, for the third consecutive year, with scores of 100% in all Getting Electricity indicators in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 report. The report measures the ease of doing business in 190 economies around the world. DEWA achieved competitive results in global benchmarking, surpassing the private sector and major European and American utilities in efficiency and reliability. DEWA raised the efficiency of its energy production by using the latest technologies and adopting technological innovations, surpassing European and American utilities, by reducing losses from electricity transmission and distribution networks to 3.3% compared to 6–7% in the US and Europe. DEWA also achieved the lowest customer minutes lost per year (CML) in the world of 2.39 CML compared to 15 minutes in Europe and was also able to reduce water network losses to 6.5% in 2018 compared to 15% in North America, which is one of the best results in the world.