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The UAE’s Top Skater Was Nearly Forced To Quit But It Looks Like Help Came Through

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Zahra Lari is an inspirational Emirati figure skater and in April she issued a plea which many found surprising.

As the UAE’s top figure skater competing on an international level, Zahra has dreams to compete in the next Winter Olympics in 2022.

But she revealed to her over 40k followers that due to zero financial support, she may be unable to follow her dream. She went on to say that the costs had become a financial burden on her family and she pleaded with her followers for sponsorship.

Zahra shared this in April, ‘here’s a little update of how things are going’


Many reached out to Zahra hoping a major company would get involved and support her journey

Since the message, Zahra appeared in Vogue Arabia and has become an Etihad Airlines official training partner!

News coverage doesn’t equal sponsorship but it does help to get known. Zahra’s story as a talented hijabi athlete has been shared by numerous UAE publications and Lari is now an official training partner, thanks to the Abu Dhabi airline.

She thanks Etihad for ‘making her dreams come true’

Lari now regularly shared updates of her numerous trips

Shout out to Etihad Airways for making her dream a reality!

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