Unlike English, Arabic is a gendered language. This means that it assigns to nouns grammatical gender attributes, like other widely spoken languages such as Spanish, French, Russian and Hindi. This gives the Arabic tongue an inherent eloquence teeming with vibrant imagery. Interestingly, “building” or “tower” in Arabic has multiple terms.
Some are feminine, others masculine; and the speaker gets to choose how each structure will personify for them. This comes to mind every time I look up at Burj Khalifa, rising with grace and majesty towards the sparkling Dubai sun. While others might see a “Burj”, a solid spire defying gravity, I see a (ناطحة سحاب) - a dancer, twirling her ruffled skirt, one arm thrown towards the sky and the other reaching down to solid earth; moving to the welcoming rhythm of this magical city I’m honored to call home. But why, might some wonder, isn’t your “female Burj” an Emirati woman, proudly cloaked in her national dress?
And why, would be my answer - while so many others are allowed to maintain an identity inside their minds - is the Emirati woman’s only defined by her clothing? There is more than one way to be proudly Emirati. Just look at our language.
NOTE: The image shown is a close up image of the Painting. The 2nd image shows the full painting, with the following images showcasing closeups of the artwork, detailing the work done by the artist.
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The Skyscraper’s Dress
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