x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

In pictures: Emirati female firefighters’ blaze of glory

A plucky group of eight Emiratis were the first Arab women to take part in the UAE World Firefighter Challenge. The physically and mentally demanding contest gave them an insight into the tough job and could pave the way for females to consider it as a career. All photos by Delores Johnson / The National April 3