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UAE names the region's first female metro driver


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UAE names the region's first female metro driver

A 28-year-old woman has become the first female metro driver in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East.

Mariam Al Safar, a native Emirati, will be regularly at the controls on Dubai’s metro system.

Just 12 percent of its workforce are locals, some 135 members of staff.

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