Meet the UAE’s first woman forensic expert

Hamdah Al Ali is not a schooled forensic expert. The young Emirati is an electrical engineer by training but the thought of sitting behind a desk in a 9-to-5 job never appealed to her.

Soon after she earned her electrical engineering from the American University in Sharjah, she applied for a vacancy at the Dubai Police.

And when she did, there was no other woman in the forensic engineering section of General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology.

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“I trained for almost five months and was immersed in both theoretical studies and field missions, with her colleagues,” Hamdah said. She aced the qualifications and became the first woman to do such a job — not only in Dubai but in the UAE.

“I am very proud to be the first Emirati woman in our team,” Hamdah said, as she stressed that every woman should always choose to do something they love.

“Always chase your dreams,” she said, offering an advice to women in the UAE.

Chronic Multi-tasker | Born and raised in UAE